Do I Need All of My Wisdom Teeth Out if Only One is a Problem?

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Over the course of the average person’s life, he or she will most likely have his or her wisdom teeth removed. For some, they have their wisdom teeth removed in their teens, while for others, they wait until their 20s or until their wisdom teeth become a problem. One of the most common questions our Basking Ridge dentists get is whether a person should have all four wisdom teeth removed in one shot, especially if only one is giving them an issue. This is a great question, and the answer is relatively simple. Please continue reading to learn more about wisdom teeth removal and how our experienced dental team as help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Do we need our wisdom teeth?

The reason we have wisdom teeth is that our ancestors from long ago required them to chew hard, raw foods. Now, as we’ve evolved and no longer have to eat such food, we also no longer have a use for our wisdom teeth. On top of the fact that wisdom teeth are virtually useless at this point, in many cases, they can cause serious dental issues, including impaction, crowding, and more, which can all lead to serious pain.

Do I need to get all of my wisdom teeth removed?

As previously stated, wisdom teeth can lead to serious problems down the road, and while ultimately, what you choose is up to you, the truth is, it is best to have all four wisdom teeth removed. Even if only one wisdom tooth is currently giving you an issue, in most cases, it will only be a matter of time before the others start to cause problems as well. Generally, we would advise you to have all four removed at once so you can get the procedure out of the way and never have to worry about it again. If you have any additional questions or you would like to schedule an appointment for wisdom teeth removal, please do not hesitate to give us a call today. We are here to help.

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Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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