Wisdom teeth are typically extracted (removed) when there’s evidence or risk of:
- Cysts or tumors
- Impacted teeth
- Damage to healthy teeth adjacent to the wisdom teeth
Visiting your dentist twice a year for regular checkups will help your dentist follow the progress of your teeth. If they see something that concerns them about your wisdom teeth, they’ll examine your teeth further, take X-rays, and together you can discuss treatment.
Removing wisdom teeth helps reduce the risk of future problems, leaving your mouth healthier in the long run.