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What's the Best Time to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

dental office check upDeciding when to remove wisdom teeth can significantly impact recovery and the overall experience. At Serene Smiles Perth, we combine decades of expertise with modern sedation techniques to ensure your wisdom teeth extraction is as comfortable and effective as possible.

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last to emerge, typically making their appearance during the late teens to early twenties. Problems often arise because many people’s jaws don’t have enough room to accommodate these teeth, leading to pain, infection, or crowding of other teeth.

The Ideal Age for Removal

Timing matters when it comes to extractions – the best time is usually between the ages of 16 and 24. This age range is optimal because the roots of the wisdom teeth are not fully developed, and the surrounding bone is more flexible, allowing for easier extractions and a quicker healing process. Removing wisdom teeth during this time may help prevent future dental issues, such as misalignment of other teeth and damage to adjacent teeth.

Removal in the early teens is often too early as the wisdom teeth roots may not be fully developed, and in the mid-twenties and beyond, the roots of the wisdom teeth are fully developed, making the process potentially more complex, the recovery period longer, and the risks associated with extractions, such as nerve damage, increase with age.

For those who prefer to avoid being aware of the procedure, our sleep dentistry services, including IV sedation, ensure you can complete your treatment in the most comfortable way possible. Whether in our clinic or a hospital, we prioritise your comfort and safety above all.

Visit Our Clinic for Your Extraction Consultation

Knowing when and how to proceed with wisdom teeth extraction can save you from potential discomfort and complications in the future. Visit us at Serene Smiles Perth for a consultation to discuss your options and the timing of your wisdom teeth removal. Contact us today to ensure your dental health is managed with expert care and personal attention.

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