Wisdom teeth removal is best done in the teenage years or maybe early twenties, just because as we age, our bone gets dense. That means our bone is less elastic and it doesn’t let us get the tooth out in a more comfortable fashion. When you’re young, your bone is flexible, so the tooth comes out much easier. So, that’s when it’s best done.
We still handle all the necessary emergencies that happen with wisdom teeth at any age. But we do have IV sedation options, or if you’re doing a one or two wisdom teeth at a time, many times we just use local anesthesia and patients are very comfortable. And again, we do them efficiently, so they’re not spending a lot of time in the chair, maybe an hour at the most start to finish for one or two wisdom teeth, and we can get them out.
And we’re set up to do wisdom teeth because we do quite a few of them and it’s become like a routine.