When To Get Your Wisdom Tooth Removed

Wisdom Teeth are the third and last molars on each side of the upper and lower jaws. They usually appear when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. Wisdom Tooth may afflict and be problematic for a few people but not for everyone.

There are a number of reasons why our team in Dental Care at SmileXcellence would recommend you to get your wisdom tooth removed.

Impacted wisdom teeth

If the tooth cannot fully emerge from the gums, it is considered as impacted. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful. They will not only get infected, swollen but will also disturb the alignment of other teeth. In this scenario, we will recommend that impacted tooth is removed before it starts causing problem for your overall smile.

Gum disease

This occurs when plaque releases toxins that irritate your gums, making them swollen and painful. Such diseases affect the surrounding areas of your teeth, including the wisdom tooth.

Small jaw

People with smaller jaws are more likely to experience problems with their wisdom tooth as there is not enough room for these to emerge. This means that your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars. It is advisable to visit a Dental Clinic Richmond such as SmileXcellence and get your teeth examined to be able to reach to a decision.

Wrong angle

Your wisdom tooth may have come in at an awkward angle with the top of the tooth facing forward or backward due to which they may press against your other teeth.


When teeth are pressed closely together, it can be very difficult to observe proper oral hygiene which increases the chances of decay. Food particles will become trapped in the surrounding gum tissue – which is when it becomes critically important to get your wisdom teeth removed. SmileXcellence recommends removing your wisdom tooth to create more space in the mouth in order to make dental care and hygiene easier.

Not everyone needs to get their “wisdom tooth removed”. It is better to get them removed at a young age when the roots are not fully formed. This will make the recovery easy and will prevent damage to other teeth at early stages.

However, if you are not currently experiencing any pain or problems from your wisdom teeth, you may be able to keep them – forever! You can visit SmileXcellence to discuss the pros and cons of getting your wisdom tooth removed, depending on the condition of your own teeth. Our highly experienced team of dentists will give you the best solution according to your individual case.

Contact ‘SmileXcellence in Richmond’ for consultation and removal of your wisdom tooth for a healthy smile. Call us at [data type=’phone’] or [data type=’mobile’].