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Wisdom Teeth Removal Recommended by Dentists

Dentists recommend the removal of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, for a number of reasons. Your dentist can determine the best time to remove your third molars.  Oftentimes recommend they be removed even before they are visible above the gum tissue. Removing the wisdom teeth before they erupt can prevent infection, nerve damage, or interference with orthodontic treatment that may occur as the tooth moves through soft tissue and interacts with other teeth or bony tissue.

Most dentists prefer to remove wisdom teeth on patients in their teenage years. Prevention is the key reason why Dr. Hendrickson and other dentists most often remove wisdom teeth on young adults. Most commonly, wisdom teeth develop, erupt and begin to cause pain and discomfort between the ages of 14 and 24.  Pain is associated with wisdom teeth development in young adults because there simply is not enough room in their mouths for the teeth to erupt properly.  However, wisdom teeth that ‘fit’ or have erupted into the mouth may also cause pain and problems for older patients in the form of infection and cavities.

Wisdom Tooth removal can either be “simple” or “surgical”. Simple surgery is often performed on younger patients after the wisdom tooth appears above the gum tissue. Surgical procedures generally require the removal of bone and the cutting of the wisdom teeth to successfully remove them.  This is most commonly performed on wisdom teeth that have not yet erupted and are considered ‘impacted’ or trapped in the bone.

Rest assured you are receiving the best care possible at Dr. Wisdom Teeth.  Dr. Hendrickson is known around the world for his skill and experience. He teaches other dentists regularly to remove wisdom teeth with care and expertise. He is the Clinical Director of third molar removal at Western Surgical and Sedation.

Reach out to us by calling 801-370-0050, filling our contact form, or at any of our wisdom teeth offices in Murray, Provo, or Layton, Utah