Can I Keep My Wisdom Teeth?


Wisdom tooth is the last of the 32 adult teeth. Wisdom tooth as third molars and referred to as wisdom tooth as they generally erupt during an age when most people transition from childhood to adulthood.

Who Gets Wisdom Teeth?

Most people get their wisdom tooth between the ages of 17-24 years. Also, some people do not get their wisdom teeth at all. Different factors such as genetics, diet, and gender play a role when your wisdom teeth show up.

What are Some of the Problems Associated With Wisdom Teeth?

Many people experience some pain and discomfort when their wisdom tooth begins to grow. This can be due to a wide range of reasons which includes overcrowding of teeth, misalignment of your molars, etc.

Further, also when your wisdom teeth grow, they can erupt sideways and grow crooked and push your other teeth away from their normal position. This makes it difficult to properly clean your teeth with brushing and flossing, and this can lead to accumulation plaque, tartar and other food particles between your teeth and within your mouth.

When Should You See Your Dentist About Your Wisdom Teeth?

You should see your dentist about your wisdom teeth when you experience pain when your wisdom teeth grow. Ensure scheduling regular dental check-ups towards allowing your dentist to check the progression or any complication involved in the growth of your wisdom tooth.

What are the Risks of Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth removal is relatively safe and does not cause any long-term complications and problems. However, some patients can experience some pain and soreness post their wisdom teeth removal.

What are the Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth removal makes it easier for you to clean and floss your teeth, prevent overcrowding of teeth and safeguards from other issues such as the possibility of the cyst, infections associated with a wisdom tooth.

To know whether you require your wisdom tooth removed or fulfillment of your other dental and oral care needs, schedule an appointment with Cabrera Dental Associates in Houston, Texas. We offer a wide range of general, preventive and cosmetic dental treatments for all your dental and oral health needs.