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  • Writer's pictureDr. Porchia James

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the four permanent molars that usually grow in at the back of your mouth between the ages of 17 and 25. They are the last teeth to erupt, and many people don't have enough room in their mouths for them to grow properly. This can lead to a number of problems, including:

  • Impaction: Wisdom teeth can become impacted, meaning that they don't have enough room to grow in straight and can become stuck against other teeth or bone. This can cause pain, infection, and damage to other teeth.

  • Crowding: Wisdom teeth can crowd other teeth, causing them to shift and become crooked. This can lead to orthodontic problems, such as an overbite or underbite.

  • Gum disease: Wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

  • Cysts: Wisdom teeth can cause cysts to form in the jawbone. These cysts can damage the jawbone and other teeth.

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

If you have wisdom teeth that are causing problems, your dentist or oral surgeon may recommend having them removed. There are a number of benefits to removing wisdom teeth, including:

  • Preventing future problems: Removing wisdom teeth can help to prevent future problems, such as infection, damage to other teeth, and orthodontic problems.

  • Improving oral health: Removing wisdom teeth can improve your overall oral health by making it easier to clean your teeth and gums.

  • Relieving pain: Removing wisdom teeth can relieve pain and discomfort caused by impacted wisdom teeth or crowding.

If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth, schedule an appointment with your dentist or oral surgeon for a consultation. They can assess your individual situation and determine if wisdom teeth removal is the right option for you. Visit to learn more about wisdom teeth removal and to schedule a consultation with a qualified oral surgeon.

Additional Tips

  • If you are considering having your wisdom teeth removed, be sure to ask your oral surgeon any questions you have about the procedure.

  • Be sure to follow your oral surgeon's instructions carefully after the procedure to ensure a smooth recovery.

  • If you experience any pain or discomfort after the procedure, contact your dentist or oral surgeon immediately.

To book a consultation with About Face Oral & Facial Surgery, please visit our website at or call us at 214-705-1660.

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