Signs It’s Time to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Signs It’s Time to Remove Wisdom Teeth
It’s not uncommon for wisdom teeth to cause problems as they come in. Sometimes they come in crooked, crowding out the surrounding teeth. Other times they become impacted due to the lack of sufficient space to come through. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful and cause your gums to swell and bleed. When wisdom teeth cause problems, most dentists recommend having them extracted. At the office of Natalie K. Provenzano, DDS, Inc., we offer wisdom tooth removal services to residents in San Jose and surrounding areas.

Best Age for Removing Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are easier to remove when they’re soft and pliable, generally when teens are between 16 and 19 years of age. However, if they’re not causing problems, your dentist may recommend leaving them alone. After a thorough dental evaluation, Dr. Natalie Provenzano can determine if it’s best to have your wisdom teeth removed to protect the surrounding teeth or your overall oral health.

Signs It May Be Time to Have Wisdom Teeth Extracted

The following are some signs it may be time to have your wisdom teeth extracted:
  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Tender, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Difficulty chewing or opening your mouth
  • Wisdom teeth coming in crooked or becoming impacted
When your wisdom teeth come in crooked, they can cause overcrowding. Overcrowded teeth are challenging to keep clean, putting you at risk of decay or gum disease. Impacted wisdom teeth can threaten the health of surrounding teeth due to a lack of space to break through. Impacted wisdom teeth can produce pain in your gums, jaw, sinuses and even prompt chronic headaches. The best way to stop painful symptoms is to eliminate the source of your pain through wisdom tooth removal.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Near Me

Working with an experienced wisdom teeth removal dentist like our in-house Oral Surgeon, Or Simel, DDS/MD, at Dr. Natalie K. Provenzano, DDS, Inc. is key to the success of your treatment. Our Team will make every effort to make this treatment as quick and painless as possible. To schedule a consultation for wisdom teeth removal in San Jose, contact Dr. Provenzano at (408) 226-2542.
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