When should I get my wisdom teeth removed?

The best time to remove wisdom teeth is during the teen years. This always translates to less pain and swelling, a faster recovery, and fewer complications like infection. Getting your wisdom teeth out earlier rather than later may mean saving your teeth from crowding, infection, damage, and decay. Choosing an earlier extraction date may also mean an easier procedure, since the roots of wisdom teeth don’t fully develop for several years. In addition, getting your wisdom teeth out before they begin causing problems with your surrounding teeth and mouth can save you discomfort and money.