Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt generally between the late teens and early twenties when humans attain adulthood. These teeth are originally a part of the human physiology, since primitive human beings used them to chew and process raw meat and hardy vegetables. But over time, these teeth became mostly obsolete, although evolution has rejected to discount them from human physiology until now.

So, extraction of these “wisdom teeth” is essential for almost every individual who attains that age of early wisdom.

Why do you need to extract wisdom teeth earlier?

Wisdom teeth removal is essential sooner rather than later to avoid oral health risks like infections, impacted teeth, bad breath, etc. If the growth of your wisdom teeth causes a health hazard, you may need them to be removed. Your dentist will prescribe wisdom teeth removal right away to avoid concerns like overcrowding, toothaches, and damage to the surrounding teeth and gums.

Impacted teeth

When wisdom teeth break through the gum line, bacterial growth can lead to infection, gum ulcers, and tooth decay. Impactions can cause discomfort and inflammation, therefore, it’s always a good idea to get your wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible to avoid these issues.

Risk of cavities

Wisdom teeth are vulnerable to cavities due to their placement in the back of the mouth, where they are difficult to reach. As a result of swelling gum tissues and the development of soft-tissue inflammation where bacteria can flourish, neighboring teeth may develop cavities. Patients who have these teeth extracted early are less likely to develop cavities in surrounding teeth, which is a compelling incentive to remove them as soon as possible.


Delayed wisdom teeth removal can cause infections that may have regular tooth discomfort, swelling and redness of the jaw bone. There can also be jaw stiffness, and the infection can spread throughout the body through the bloodstream, causing other health concerns. Early removal can prevent these harmful infections.

Gum protection

When wisdom teeth are extracted too late, bacteria thrive in the mouth, and the gums suffer. Wisdom teeth should always be extracted early to safeguard the health of the remaining teeth in the mouth and the gum tissues.

Easier extraction

While some people wait until later in life to have their wisdom teeth extracted, this is usually a terrible choice because the root system becomes more rigid and denser with each year that passes after these molars erupt, making extractions more painful and complex. Patients benefit from significantly easier extractions and avoid the discomfort, inflammation, jaw stiffness, and general issues if extracted earlier.

Now that you know how important it is to get your wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible, don’t wait any longer. At Bravo Dental!, we recognize the importance of wisdom tooth removal and will offer the best decision for you based on your specific needs. Please contact us at 1-888-682-7286 to make an appointment today. We’ll be delighted to help you!

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