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Does Everyone Have to Get Their Wisdom Teeth Removed? Torrance, CA

Does Everyone Have to Get Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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So many teens and adults have had their wisdom teeth removed, that the procedure is almost a rite-of-passage.

But wisdom tooth removal isn’t an automatic life step. Just because many people close to your age have had their third molars removed doesn’t guarantee that you will have to as well.

Good Reasons for Removing Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are “extra” or unnecessary teeth in that you aren’t likely to use them. Many people ignore their wisdom teeth until they start showing signs of infection. But you don’t have to wait. Your dentist may advise removing your molars before they start causing problems at an inconvenient time.

Common wisdom tooth problems you may want to avoid include:

  • Partially erupted or partially covered by the gum tissue
  • Decay or disease around wisdom teeth
  • Wisdom tooth impaction
  • Pressure from the wisdom teeth causing alignment issues in other teeth

Why Your Wisdom Teeth Might Not Have to Come Out

If your wisdom teeth aren’t at risk for any of the problems listed above, then it’s quite likely they won’t have to come out, at all.

You may be lucky enough to have only three, two, one, or no wisdom teeth in your mouth. If the teeth aren’t there, then they won’t need to be removed.

What Should You Do About Your Wisdom Teeth?

Let’s suppose you have at least a few wisdom teeth. What should you do about them? The best way to find out is by visiting an oral surgeon in Torrance or South Bay. A dentist or oral surgeon will take a close look at the current positioning of your wisdom teeth and let you know if they are at risk of developing problems. Call our team to get started.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.