My wisdom teeth aren’t hurting yet, why should I remove them now?
Can’t I just wait until they hurt?
Wisdom teeth removal, while done by dentists, is not at all like routine dental work. If your dentist has told you that your wisdom teeth should come out for one of the reasons listed above. Then chances are very good that at one point they will become a problem in the future. Therefore, we strongly urge you to plan ahead for this inevitability. This means being proactive even if they are not currently bothering you.
If you plan ahead, you are able to take your time finding a suitable dentist. Because wisdom teeth removal is very complicated (especially when they are impacted or there is exceptional root anatomy etc). Not all dentists can, or will remove wisdom teeth. Often time these dentists are booked quite far in advance, and or work limited hours. For instance, in our office we have several dentists who are able to remove wisdom teeth. However, if your wisdom teeth became a problem on a weekend or evening, these particular dentists would not be here, as they work limited hours, therefore, you would be forced to wait until an appointment could be booked. The pain from wisdom teeth can be excruciating, if you wait for them to start really hurting and then are unable to get in with an appropriate dentist to have them removed. You could be very uncomfortable.