Wisdom teeth can be removed at any age if they are causing you discomfort. The average age of removal is between 18-24 years old. Wisdom teeth may be removed earlier if wisdom teeth erupt sooner. The older the patient when wisdom teeth are removed, the increased likelihood of a more difficult recovery. Seeing your dentist on a regular basis and getting routine x-rays can help your dentist watch for your wisdom tooth eruption.  For more information on wisdom tooth removal, email us at info@mapleavenuefamilydentistry.com !