Wisdom Teeth Removal: Why & When?

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Why & When?

When it comes to wisdom teeth, many of our patients at Golnick Pediatric Dentistry are completely unaware of the complications that can occur. Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in a patient’s smile and are often referred to as “third molars”. Unfortunately for many patients, wisdom teeth can be problematic, resulting in a variety of complications and symptoms. At Golnick Pediatric Dentistry we are proud to offer wisdom teeth removal in West Bloomfield and Taylor, MI for our patients that are experiencing complications with their wisdom teeth.

When Do Wisdom Teeth Erupt?

Wisdom teeth are the final molars that erupt in a patient’s smile, and usually, emerge between 17-22 years of age. Patients may experience toothaches and some jaw discomfort while the teeth are erupting.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need Extraction?

It is believed that changes to diet and other factors have resulted in our jaws not having adequate room for wisdom teeth, resulting in the teeth becoming overcrowded and not properly erupting. When teeth do not properly erupt they can become impacted or even cause damage to other surrounding teeth. Wondering if you may need your wisdom teeth removed? Common symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include:

  • Red Gums
  • Swollen Gums
  • Tender Gums
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Jaw Pain
  • Earache
  • Swollen Jaw
  • Bad Breath
  • Lockjaw

Many patients, however, experience no problems until the issue has become more advanced, we recommend all patients receive an examination to determine whether wisdom teeth will cause a problem when erupting.

When Should I Extract My Wisdom Teeth?

At Golnick Pediatric Dentistry we recommend that patients have wisdom tooth removal as early as possible. The longer wisdom teeth remain in the mouth the more secure they become, resulting in damage to the bone and surrounding supporting structures. Removing wisdom teeth early can result in quicker and better outcomes along with less damage.

Schedule Wisdom Tooth Removal in Taylor & West Bloomfield

Wondering if your child may need their wisdom teeth removed? Contact Golnick Pediatric Dentistry today, we’d be more than happy to provide a consultation to determine if wisdom tooth removal is right for your child.

Taylor: 313-292-7777

West Bloomfield: 248-668-0022

Bloomfield Hills: 248-647-8656