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Am I Too Old To Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted


Posted on 8/8/2022 by Dr. Johnson
Am I Too Old To Have My Wisdom Teeth ExtractedThe wisdom tooth is alright if you have it even in old age as long as you are cleaning the teeth by brushing and flossing them. The teeth have no problem too if they are well aligned and if they do not impact other teeth or cause shifting of teeth in your mouth. Whatever age you are at you can have the wisdom teeth removed if they are not aligned, or if they impact the rest, and finally if you are not able to clean them well.

Wisdom teeth and chewing


The wisdom teeth may have limited room, yet they must be properly aligned and cleaned if they are to remain in the mouth. If the wisdom tooth is not revealed, there may be no room for cleaning. This necessitates the extraction of the tooth. If the teeth are not cleaned, food will accumulate between them, forming plaque, which will lead to dental decay and eventually tooth loss. Due to wisdom teeth being located at the back of the mouth, they are essential for chewing.

The wisdom teeth must have enough space and be well aligned so that you can easily clean them and the spaces between them to prevent plaque buildup. If plaque builds up, it can cause tooth decay, which can lead to gum disease and tooth loss.

Age for removal


There is no upper age limit for wisdom tooth extraction. If you have enough room, your teeth are nicely aligned, and you have access to cleaning. There is no harm in preserving the wisdom teeth for the sake of your teeth. You can maintain your wisdom tooth if it is not harming or interfering with your other teeth. If you want to keep your wisdom teeth, make sure you follow the guidelines above. The dentist will inspect you and inform you of the progress of your wisdom teeth in your mouth.

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