Solid Signs It’s Time: Wisdom Teeth Removal!

Sometimes, wisdom teeth removal is something that you have the luxury of thinking about and considering for a while. In other cases, you start to recognize some serious signs that the time for extractions is now. Not sure where you fall within this spectrum but if your third molars should be removed soon, you realize you should probably come in as soon as you can to learn more and to schedule your treatment? Consider some particulars on which our Cerritos, CA team would like for you to reflect!

We Have Told You Your Third Molars Must Go!

Yes, this is a little bit more than a sign. It’s just a fact of life! When you visit us to find out why you’re dealing with particular issues and you discover that your third molars are impacted, that they are causing problems like cysts, or that they are partially erupted and have become decayed, then we will most certainly suggest their removal. We strongly encourage you to follow through with extractions just as soon as possible, not only to regain your comfort but also to protect the entirety of your oral health! Have questions? Just ask (and remember that it will be a very relaxed, comfortable treatment, thanks to sedation).

Your Child Is Around 17 (Plus)

If your child is around the age of 17, then remember that this is when wisdom teeth typically begin to show up and when they may show first signals that they will require wisdom teeth removal. Keep in mind that development of third molars generally occurs between the ages of 17 and 25, so bring your son or daughter in soon for further details!

You Kept Them But You’re Having Problems

It may be that you decided to keep your wisdom teeth when you were younger because they developed in a perfectly healthy manner. You knew that there were some risks but you gave it your best! However, you’ve been having some problems with these very back molars. In most cases, we hear from our patients that reaching them and thoroughly cleaning them can pose some difficulty. If this applies to your experience, let this be a sign that you should really come speak with us about removal soon!

See Us For The Wisdom Tooth Extractions You Need

When you have a hunch that it’s probably time for the removal of your wisdom teeth due to some very solid signs and details, we remind you to schedule it soon. Removing third molars makes way for oral health. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.