It’s not uncommon for those with wisdom teeth to get them removed, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. Your oral health is just as important as your physical or mental health—if you find yourself wondering if you should do something about your wisdom teeth at age 30, we’ll help you break it down.
While Galvan can help you track your overall health, our free app is no substitute for the recommendation of a dental professional—but until you get the chance to meet with a dental professional, here’s some background information on wisdom teeth that might be able to help.
Wisdom teeth are the third molars that typically emerge in the back of the mouth during early adulthood, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth.
Wisdom teeth are not necessary for chewing, and many people do not have enough room in their mouths to accommodate them, which can lead to problems. In some cases, wisdom teeth may only partially emerge or become impacted, which can cause pain, swelling, infection, and damage to nearby teeth. In these cases, a dentist or oral surgeon may recommend removing the wisdom teeth.
Not everyone develops wisdom teeth, and some people may have more or fewer than four. Some people may also experience no problems with their wisdom teeth and may not require their removal.
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While many people can keep their wisdom teeth without any problems, some need to have their wisdom teeth removed, for a number of different reasons.
If a wisdom tooth does not fully emerge, it may become impacted or trapped beneath the gums, which can cause pain, infection, and damage to surrounding teeth.
If there is not enough room in the mouth, wisdom teeth can cause crowding and misalignment of other teeth, leading to bite problems and potential damage to adjacent teeth.
Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth and can be difficult to clean properly, making them more prone to decay and gum disease.
In rare cases, wisdom teeth may develop cysts or tumors, which can cause damage to the jawbone, teeth, and nerves.
Whether or not to get your wisdom teeth removed at age 30 depends on your individual circumstances. Here are some factors to consider:
If your wisdom teeth are impacted, infected, or causing other dental issues, your dentist or oral surgeon may recommend that you have them removed.
Wisdom tooth extraction can become more difficult and complicated as you get older, so your dentist or oral surgeon will need to assess the position and angle of your wisdom teeth to determine the level of difficulty in removing them.
If you are in good health, there should not be any age-related concerns about getting your wisdom teeth removed. However, if you have health conditions that affect your ability to heal or increase your risk for complications during surgery, your dentist or oral surgeon may need to take additional precautions.
Recovery from wisdom tooth extraction can be painful, and some people find the recovery more difficult as they get older. You should discuss your pain tolerance with your dentist or oral surgeon to determine the best approach for you.
In summary, if your wisdom teeth are causing problems, it is generally recommended that they be removed. However, the decision to have your wisdom teeth removed at age 30 should be made in consultation with your dentist or oral surgeon, taking into account your individual circumstances and medical history.
If your wisdom teeth are causing problems, it is generally recommended that they be removed.
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