If a patient’s wisdom teeth are found to impact their oral health, removal is recommended before they have a chance to cause problems. This is usually sometime in the mid-teen years. Your dentist will be able to watch your child’s wisdom teeth develop through regular checkups, and will recommend extraction at the appropriate time. Dr. Hogg and Dr. Kepros can provide an evaluation to determine if it is the right time to remove your child’s wisdom teeth. North Iowa Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center performs the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including the removal of wisdom teeth.
Although it is generally a good idea to extract wisdom teeth early, they can also be removed after they have developed and erupted through the gums. Occasionally, people are unaware of their wisdom teeth’s development until they experience pain or other complications. It is important to visit your dentist regularly to maintain your oral health.
Why extract wisdom teeth early?
Wisdom teeth are often recommended to be removed while the patient is in the mid-teen years for several reasons:
- Undeveloped wisdom teeth are smaller and therefore easier to remove.
- Younger patients tend to heal faster and have an easier procedure.
- Wisdom teeth tend to cause oral health problems as they develop; removing them as a preventive measure avoids these issues, not to mention the costly procedures to correct them!
Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Mason City, IA
Patient health is always our top priority. North Iowa Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center performs the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including the removal of wisdom teeth. If you or your child have been recommended for wisdom teeth removal, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.