Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

When wisdom teeth grow in, it can be very painful and cause issues for the rest of your teeth. If you or a loved one wondering if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, please watch this video by Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh to learn more about extracting wisdom teeth.

People come in and ask, “Do I need to get my wisdom teeth removed?” It’s a question that depends on the patient, their goals, and the position of the wisdom teeth.

As a broad outline, some of the indications we use to decide if you can take your wisdom teeth out is if you’re having continuous pain in that area. Sometimes wisdom teeth are half under the gums and half erupted where it’s continually causing inflammation and infection. Sometimes you can get a wisdom tooth that’s coming in sideways and causing damage to the adjacent teeth. Sometimes wisdom teeth can be in a tough area to clean, and they have a high risk of developing decay.

We look at your age, medical history, and give you all the information to help you make an informed decision of whether it would be a good idea for you to get your wisdom teeth extracted or not.

If you or someone you love is in pain and wondering if they need to have their wisdom teeth removed, get in touch with us right away for a consultation. We can provide a full evaluation and let you know whether wisdom tooth extraction is right for you.