If you still have not removed your wisdom tooth or teeth, you must have a number of questions about it. If you are considering scheduling an appointment with your dentist to remove your wisdom teeth, there are a few questions to which you should have the answers. This is why booking a free consultation session is recommended before you finally go through it. 

Wisdom teeth can erupt between the age of 18 to 25. Depending on the severity of the impact, you might need to get it removed anytime between 17-18. While removing wisdom teeth at any age is possible, serious complications are less likely to occur in teenagers and young adults. Speak to an expert at Sterling Heights caring dentistry today. 

Questions to ask your dentist about your wisdom teeth removal 

  • Why do I need to get my wisdom tooth out?

Most people schedule an appointment to remove their wisdom teeth when they impact the nearby teeth. The extra set of molars can push your teeth out of alignment and cause severe pain, swelling, and redness of the gums. Many dentists recommend getting the wisdom teeth out before the molars fully develop to avoid pain and suffering. 

  • Do I need to get my wisdom teeth removed if they do not hurt me?

No. If your wisdom teeth have already grown and developed and you do not feel any pain or other physical complications, you do not necessarily need to get your wisdom teeth out. However, you might still be at risk of other complications. 

  • What is the best age to have your wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth can erupt anytime between the age of 18 to 25, and it is recommended to get them out as soon as the third set of molars develops. While there is no “best age” to remove your wisdom teeth, dentists recommend doing it as soon as possible or when you are still in your young adult years since the risk of complications is lesser. 

  • What is the recovery process like?

After getting your wisdom tooth extracted, you will need to go through a recovery period. You can expect tenderness of the gums and swelling. You may use an ice pack for 15 minutes to relieve the pain. Make sure to wrap the ice cubes in a paper towel first so that the ice does not touch your skin. It is often recommended to take a few days off work or school to heal quickly.