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Am I Too Old To Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
Posted on 4/9/2019 by Crossroads Family Dentistry
By the age of 25, more than 50 million people will need their wisdom tooth removed. Many of these people call Colorado Springs home! However, if this tooth comes in and begins causing pain and trouble, extractions are possible at any age. More people have their wisdom tooth removed at this young age because that is the time when this tooth erupts and begins to cause problems that cause pain or affect the other teeth.
Remove Wisdom Teeth A.S.A.P.
While it's true that a wisdom tooth can be extracted at any age, it is important that an appointment is scheduled with a Colorado Springs, CO dentist at the first sign of trouble. The sooner an appointment is made, the sooner the issues with this wisdom tooth are resolved and the less risk to your oral health. Furthermore, the risks of undergoing surgery increases as you age and you may find the need for a longer recovery time or may even cause nerve damage to the nerves in the root of the tooth. You'll likely endure endless toothaches and tooth pain if a quick extraction isn't planned.
Reasons to Have the Wisdom Teeth Removed
Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed; many will. The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that most people will have their wisdom teeth extracted during their adult life. Some common signs that suggest it might be time to schedule an appointment with the dentist in Colorado Springs to discuss wisdom tooth extraction include:
-Improper Growth: Wisdom teeth oftentimes take up too much space in the mouth due to their late arrival. As such, it comprises the health and safety of the other teeth, making removal ideal. -Sinus Infections: Frequent sinus infections make it difficult to enjoy life to the fullest. And while there are many causes of sinus infections, one of the most common is caused by issues with the wisdom tooth. Once the tooth is extracted, you'll notice a substantial decline in the sinus infections and troubles you experience. -Pain: Anyone who has ever experienced a toothache or tooth pain understands just how excruciating it can be. When it is a wisdom tooth causing pain, it seems to penetrate even deeper into the root and nerve, causing unbearable pain. See the dentist at once in such a case. -Trouble Eating: If it hurts to apply pressure to the teeth, eating may not be so easy anymore. If you have trouble eating, removing the wisdom tooth is likely a viable resolution. -Crooked Teeth: Crooked teeth also indicate the need to remove the wisdom tooth. If you're not happy with your smile, the wisdom tooth could very well be the culprit of the trouble.
A Colorado Springs Dentist Can Remove Wisdom Teeth
You're never too old to have a wisdom tooth extraction if this tooth is causing oral health problems or concerns as it causes for so many people. Schedule an appointment with your dentist to learn more about wisdom tooth extraction when you're no longer in your 20s and take care of your oral health the right way.