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A lot of information exists about wisdom teeth – especially concerning their removal. While there’s no one-size-fits-all explanation for wisdom tooth removal, some general guidelines do exist by which you should consider having your wisdom teeth removed, or left in.

Dr. Pedro Franco has extensive experience with wisdom tooth removal, and their team here at DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Irving, Texas, can help you through the entire process. With that in mind, let’s take a look at when you should consider getting your wisdom teeth removed.

Are you in pain?

Wisdom teeth will either grow in your mouth in one of two ways – normally, like a regular tooth, or impacted, meaning they’ll burst through your gums horizontally, or they never come through your gums at all.

If you’re experiencing pain in the back of your mouth, behind your already-grown molars, this is a sign of wisdom tooth impaction and that they need to be removed.

Do they always need to come out?

This is a question frequently asked by our patients – does every wisdom tooth need extraction?

If they grow in normally, don’t cause misalignment of other teeth, and don’t cause you any pain, then usually the decision is up to you. You’ll definitely want to consult with Dr. Pedro Franco before deciding to let your wisdom teeth remain in your mouth.

To get more information or schedule an appointment, call us today at 972-594-7414.