Patients in San Jose ask, “When is the best time for wisdom teeth removal?”
Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta at the Center for Implant Dentistry in the San Jose area are a team of professionals who work closely with men and women to help guide them through the process of obtaining a healthy, beautiful smile. They are the best-trained dentists in the community who have many highly advanced devices and treatment options that are not available in other dental practices. They also perform routine dental procedures including wisdom teeth removal.
The wisdom teeth are the third molars that come into the mouth later, typically around the late teen years or even in early adulthood. However, they can become extremely problematic. Many patients are curious to know when it is best to remove their wisdom teeth to avoid developing further issues or to relieve pain and discomfort that may be caused by impaction. Below are just a few of the reasons wisdom tooth removal may be suggested by our dental team:
Lack of space
While the mouth is intended to hold all adult teeth, this may not always be the case for some of our patients â€“ especially those with very small jaws. When these four molars try to erupt through the gum line, there may not be enough room and they can become impacted, resulting in pain and discomfort.
Pain in the back of the mouth may not only be an indication of a cavity but could be a sign that a problem such as infection has occurred. Infection can be caused when the wisdom teeth partially erupt and they become trapped. This pain can only be addressed with wisdom tooth removal.
Difficulty brushing and flossing
If patients are unable to reach their wisdom teeth with floss and a toothbrush, their wisdom teeth could put them at a higher risk for developing issues such as cavities and periodontal disease that can spread throughout the rest of the mouth.
Avoiding disruption in alignment
Patients who have had orthodontic work to straighten their teeth may want to be proactive about removing their wisdom teeth before they even begin to erupt through the gum line. Even if there is enough room for them, they can push the rest of the teeth out of alignment.