When Is It Time To Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

Many people get their wisdom teeth removed because it is the best option for the health of their mouth. But how do you know if it’s right for you? You can check yourself for many indicators to decide if it’s time to see an orthodontist about your wisdom teeth. Here are just a few things to consider before setting up an appointment.

when to remove wisdom teeth

Check your symptoms

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause many issues if they aren’t removed when they should be. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause the following symptoms:

  • Swollen, Tender, or Bleeding Gums
  • Jaw pain
  • Swelling or Stiffness in the Jaw
  • Bad Breath
  • Difficulty opening your mouth

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your orthodontist about a wisdom teeth extraction. 

Other teeth could become damaged

If wisdom teeth grow in crooked, it can impact other teeth causing them to shift. This can result in misalignment or damage to them. Therefore, it’s often recommended to remove your wisdom teeth before orthodontic treatment, such as braces, to prevent future teeth shifting. 

Difficulty eating

If you are experiencing pain while eating, you should talk to your orthodontist. Food can get stuck between your gums, causing cavities or irritation. While some products might be able to help you out, a wisdom tooth extraction might be the best solution for you. 

Are your wisdom teeth causing you pain and suffering? It may be time to consider an extraction procedure. Visit Grafton Orthodontics to find more information on what is right for your mouth. To set up an appointment, call 262.377.8950 today!