When Do I Need to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

When Do I Need to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Posted by Silver Summit Dental on Jul 21 2021, 06:57 AM

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that emerge in the back of your mouth. They appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Because they appear after your other teeth have fully developed, they tend to cause dental issues. 

They may get stuck in the jaw, erupt only partially, or press against the other molars. Many times, the best solution to this is getting your wisdom teeth removed. 

Dr. Hung Pham at Silver Summit Dental in Herriman, Utah, is an experienced dentist offering a host of preventative dental procedures to reduce pain and discomfort caused by various dental illnesses, including wisdom teeth extractions.

Keep reading to learn a few of the reasons why wisdom teeth removal can become necessary.

Wisdom Teeth Can Cause Sinus Problems

Our mouths and noses are closely connected and work together. When you have impacted wisdom teeth, you are likely to experience sinus pain caused by increased pressure in the jaw. 

In such cases, wisdom teeth extraction is the only solution that can fix the problem permanently.

Wisdom Teeth Can Damage the Jaw

Your wisdom teeth erupt from within your jawbone and out of the gums. Sometimes, they may get lodged within your jaw and cause cysts to develop that hollow out your jaw. 

If this happens, removing the wisdom teeth becomes necessary to prevent jawbone and nerve damage. 

Wisdom Teeth Can Cause Alignment Issues

When your wisdom teeth erupt, they can cause the teeth to overcrowd. In turn, this leads to alignment issues that may require orthodontic treatment.

Extracting the wisdom teeth can help prevent the need for orthodontic treatment. 

Wisdom Teeth May Develop Cavities and Gum Disease

Wisdom teeth can cause your gums to swell and open up tiny pockets of space where bacteria can grow and multiply causing gum disease. 

In addition, since you cannot properly clean your wisdom teeth because they are not easily accessible, they are likely to develop cavities and tooth decay.


Wisdom teeth eruptions are easy to spot by paying close attention to any pain or pressure in the back of your jaw. If your wisdom teeth are erupting, schedule an appointment with Dr. Pham at Silver Summit Dental for a closer inspection. Call (801) 542-0998, request an appointment online or walk into our office at 5734 13400 S, Herriman, UT 84096.


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