Wisdom Teeth Removal: A Wise Move for Your Oral Health


Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Oftentimes, wisdom teeth crowd the other teeth already in your mouth or can cause other complications. Many people benefit from having their wisdom teeth removed before they become a problem. Other reasons to have your wisdom teeth removed

Other reasons to have your wisdom teeth removed

There are various reasons why your dentist may recommend wisdom teeth removal. The base cause of nearly all problems with your wisdom teeth is that there simply isn’t enough room. Back in the day, our ancestors had bigger mouths to accommodate them and they came in handy to eat tougher foods.

Wisdom teeth can grow in at odd angles, putting pressure on the teeth next to them and causing pain. If you are experiencing a toothache in the back of your mouth, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed.

If they erupt, they can crowd the other teeth, knocking them out of position and even making some straight teeth crooked. It is also more difficult to clean between crowded teeth, leading to a higher possibility of periodontal disease and cavities.

What to expect

Oral surgery for wisdom teeth removal varies depending on the severity of your issue and how many teeth are being removed. Sometimes, the surgeon may choose a local anesthetic for the procedure. However, for more involved procedures, you may be put to sleep. Don’t worry; we’ll explain what your particular procedure involves so you can be prepared.

Recovery time varies from a few days to a few weeks. Take care when brushing. Also, avoid drinking from a straw or eating foods that can get stuck in there easily.

Ready for your wisdom teeth removal?

It isn’t scary, we promise! Here at Livonia Family Smiles, we do our best to make wisdom teeth removal as comfortable as possible.


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  • A common procedure that’s safe & effective
  • Prevent oral health problems down the line
  • We will ensure your comfort during treatment
  • Recover quickly and comfortably
  • Get out of pain due to impacted wisdom teeth