Should College Student Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Posted on 3/7/2022 by Cole Anderson, DMD, MS
College students who still have their wisdom teeth need to realize that the right window of time to get them extracted is closing. Students are encouraged to consult with an oral surgeon soonest possible to talk about wisdom teeth removal. You may be wondering why the rush to have the teeth extracted. But wisdom teeth can cause many complications from bite misalignment to painful jaw to headaches and gum infection or even overcrowding. Your college student should have their wisdom teeth removed even if they aren't causing any issues. It is the right thing to do.
A Rite of Passage
You may have noticed that most of your older friends have had their set of third molars removed prior to or during their teenage or college years. Almost everyone needs to get these teeth removed and that is the reason the extraction is considered a rite of passage. If you have them extracted before the full establishment of the roots, the extraction is much smoother and you are likely to face fewer complications later on.
The most common question that people ask about wisdom teeth extraction is why they have to be extracted when they just feel fine. Well, the teeth themselves are not the issue, however, the damage they bring is what should bother you. If you wait longer, the chances of having a more complicated extraction increase. Studies indicate that the body is able to regenerate bone and decrease the chances of severe bone loss when wisdom teeth are extracted prior to attaining the age of 26. This is the timeframe when the body is able to regenerate quickly and responds better to wisdom teeth extraction.
Visit our OMS office for evaluation and examination of your wisdom teeth. We perform wisdom teeth extraction safely and effectively to allow you to prevent complications that may arise later on. Schedule your appointment today.
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