At The Maryland Center, we tell our patients that there is no standard wisdom teeth extraction case. While we have extensive experience performing the procedure and while it is one of the most common oral surgeries we offer, our doctors recommend procedures based on your individual needs.
Your experience with The Maryland Center begins with an initial consultation, during which we will:
- Conduct a thorough examination of your entire mouth
- Review x-rays to evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and the structure of your teeth, gums, and jaws.
- Talk with you about any symptoms or complications that might affect the surgery.
Through this process, we will form a plan for your surgery based on several factors. Learn more about the issues that can affect the approach we use to provide your procedure.
The Number of Wisdom Teeth for Extraction
In rare cases, a person’s wisdom teeth emerge from the gums, grow into proper alignment with the rest of the dental arch, and do not crowd nearby teeth. When it happens, our Oral Surgeons may suggest leaving the teeth in place.
Other patients – a small minority – do not develop all four wisdom teeth. Your Oral Surgeon’s examination will reveal this if you happen to be lucky enough to fall into this group. Most patients, however, have four wisdom teeth that are not able to fully erupt in place due to lack of space in the jaw.
The Extent to Which Your Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted
The reason we see most Cockeysville wisdom teeth extraction patients is to prevent complications from impaction. If your teeth are not able to emerge from the gums in the right location or at the right angle, they often erupt in other ways that can damage your existing teeth and cause you discomfort.
The Maryland Center will evaluate your impacted wisdom teeth to determine the position of the teeth and whether they are affecting the nerves, sinuses, or other teeth. This will allow your surgeon to plan your procedure more carefully and perform it more efficiently.
Your Age Before Cockeysville Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Every stage of life presents its own dental challenges. Just as people who are of advanced age are more likely to become Baltimore dental implant patients, most dentists and Oral Surgeons will encourage you to have your wisdom teeth removed between ages 17 and 21.
This is the stage during which the teeth are supposed to erupt, and it is early enough that their root systems haven’t developed extensively. This means that:
- You are less likely to have damage to adjacent teeth.
- The wisdom teeth probably haven’t emerged from the gums in an unwanted location.
- The root system will be easier to extract.
Just as importantly, your recovery from a surgery at a younger age will be much easier than waiting until the tooth has developed further.
Whatever the circumstances, The Maryland Center will provide you with expert surgical care and a supportive experience at every stage. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation for wisdom teeth extraction.
Contact the Cockeysville office of The Maryland Center at 410-666-5225.