Wisdom Teeth Extraction
What’s the best time to get wisdom teeth removed?
Before the root is fully formed.
If the wisdom teeth roots develop fully, it becomes way more difficult to do an extraction than when only the crowns (molars) have developed. Teeth grow from the crown down to the root, so if you get it done before the root develops, then the surgery is easier with less recovery time.
At the start of summer break.
I always recommend getting it done when life is simple, your health is good, stress is low, you have someone to take care of you, and have time to find a great surgeon (and not settle for a last minute choice). For most people, this time is during one of the summer breaks in high school. If you’re not lucky enough to have already had it done in high school, that’s okay—try to stick to the same guidelines when finding the ideal time.
I will say that In my 30 years of dentistry, I’ve noticed wisdom teeth complications always happen right before a major life event, like a big exam, date, or wedding—so don’t delay!