Factors to Consider as An Adult Looking to Have Wisdom Teeth Removal by Dentist in Richmond, VA
When we think about wisdom teeth removal, many associate this procedure as occurring during teenage years. And, for many teens, this is a true reality. There are many individuals who, on the other hand, do not have their wisdom teeth removed at this time in their lives. Delaying the removal of wisdom teeth until your adult years is not strange or unusual. It is more common than you may believe. If you are looking to, as an adult, have your wisdom teeth removed, Dr. Olivia Hart and the team at Richmond Family Dentistry have been performing the safe removal of wisdom teeth in adults with tremendous success. If you are an adult looking into this procedure, here are some things you should consider.
Why Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed As An Adult?
An individual’s wisdom teeth can be the source of several dental issues. The most obvious and common is pain and discomfort due to your mouth not being large enough to accommodate these extra wisdom teeth. When a mouth is not big enough to house these teeth, it can result in wisdom teeth that are impacted, press in against existing teeth, or grown in at an angle. Any irregular growth can cause the teeth to press into nerves and cause significant pain.
In addition, wisdom teeth in adults can be victim to infection. Because of their position in the rear of your mouth, you may find it harder to brush and floss these teeth correctly. Having these wisdom teeth removed will not reduce the chance of infection, but it also makes the rest of your mouth easier to clean.
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When it comes to wisdom teeth, there is a very small number of people who do not need to have them removed. In many cases, these teeth will be removed during one’s teen years. Removing the wisdom teeth at this age is usually an easier task due to the roots of the wisdom teeth not being as developed as they would become as an adult. However, if you are an adult and need these teeth removed, you should not let your age deter you.
If you are interested in learning more about having your wisdom teeth removed, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Olivia Hart and the team at Richmond Family Dentistry today by calling (804) 381-6238.