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When should I remove my wisdom teeth?

Many people have jaws that are too small to accommodate wisdom teeth. So if all the other teeth are present and healthy there may not be enough space for the wisdom teeth to come through properly. If part of the wisdom tooth has appeared through the gum and part of it is still covered, the gum may become sore and swollen, known as pericoronitis. If the problem persists, it may be better to have the tooth removed. Wisdom teeth are best removed at a younger age because younger patients have a faster healing capacity, and softer bone allowing for easier removal. This is not to say that wisdom teeth cannot be removed much later in life, but there is an increased risk of complications.