It’s estimated that 20 to 25 percent of people are born with anywhere from one to three wisdom teeth, while 35 percent are born without any. These teeth typically grow into your mouth between the ages of 17 and 25, and many dentists suggest that they be removed in order to preserve the health of your smile. Even though the third molars were once useful to gnaw away a prehistoric meals, today, they’re not as useful.
Not all patients need to have their wisdom teeth removed. The only times that Dr. Salibian will suggest removing the third molars are when they present problems for your oral health. Some issues that can arise if you don’t have enough room in your mouth to house them include:
Once Dr. Salibian has removed your wisdom teeth, we’ll provide you with some basic aftercare instructions to help you make a speedy recovery. These include:
If you have any questions that arise once you get home, feel free to contact us so we can help you get the answers you need!
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