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Getting wisdom teeth removed is almost as frequent a part of growing up as getting braces. However, not everyone needs their wisdom teeth out. Wisdom tooth removal isn’t the most pleasant experience, so if you don’t need it, then it’s best to avoid going through the process to begin with.

Let’s look at a few ways to tell if you need your wisdom teeth out or not.

Are they coming in correctly?

If your wisdom teeth begin to come in correctly, you likely won’t need them removed. You can tell if they’re coming in correctly pretty easily. If they come in and don’t cause crowding or pain, then it’s likely the teeth are fine to leave in your mouth. If not, you need to see your dentist about getting them removed.

If you have severe pain, that means the teeth are likely impacted and our team here at Smiley Dental Buckner will have to remove them.

If your teeth come in but don’t hurt and cause minimal crowding, then the choice for removal is up to you. However, it’s better to remove them because it’ll help your oral health to have fewer cracks and crevices for cavities to grow.

If you’re not sure about your wisdom teeth situation, or you’d like a consultation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today at 972.616.0060 to schedule an appointment.