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How Do You Know When to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Out?

You may have heard people talk about wisdom teeth and wondered when it may be time to get yours removed. Dr. Mehrdad Favagehi and Dr. Lourdes Christopher at Falls Church Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery in Falls Church, VA, can help you notice signs that your wisdom teeth need to be removed and answer any questions you may have about wisdom teeth removal.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that come in and will usually appear in a person’s late teens or twenties. There are people who will never need their wisdom teeth removed, but most people will need them extracted. Wisdom teeth usually need to be removed because the jaw might not be big enough to support these extra teeth. This causes the rest of your smile to be impacted. They may come out through the gums which leads to bacteria growth and infection. Wisdom teeth can also grow in at a strange angle and affect the teeth around them.

When Do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

There are many signs that point to the removal of your wisdom teeth by your dentist in Falls Church, VA. Some of the signs to look for are:

  • Pain in the mouth
  • Multiple infections in the gums at the back of your mouth
  • Damage to the neighboring teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Excessive tooth decay
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Cysts in the gums

If you experience any of the symptoms above, it’s time to see your dentist immediately to discuss the removal of your wisdom teeth.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, your wisdom teeth could be impacted meaning it's time to remove them. Be sure to contact Dr. Favagehi and Dr. Christopher at Falls Church Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery in Falls Church, VA, as soon as possible to discuss getting yours removed. Call (703) 237-3700 today!

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