We get it- wisdom tooth extractions can be scary. But what happens if you don’t remove your wisdom teeth? While it can be tempting to put off your surgery, there are some major issues that can come up down the line if you avoid it. In this article, we’ll explain what happens if you don’t remove your wisdom teeth.
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that some people grow. Not everyone will develop wisdom teeth. However, patients who do will usually grow four new teeth in total- two on the top row, and two on the bottom row.
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Extracted?
As you know, most people who grow wisdom teeth will have them removed. Why is this? Simply put, the human mouth usually isn’t big enough to accommodate a third set of molars. This means wisdom teeth usually press against the other teeth when they grow in. Wisdom teeth are often impacted, which means they grow in sideways. This can lead to tooth pain and jaw pain as well as tooth crowding.
What Happens if You Don’t Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?
If your wisdom teeth are impacted, then it’s important to remove them as soon as possible. Of course, this will help you avoid pain and crowding issues. Removing teeth early can also make the process easier. If you wait for the roots of your wisdom teeth to fully develop, then the surgery becomes longer and more complex.
Booking Your Surgery
If you are growing wisdom teeth, then it’s important to book your surgery as soon as possible. Your dentist or oral surgeon can help you choose the best time for your procedure. They will take scans, examine your mouth, and also look at your schedule. They will then work with you to pick the right time for the extraction.
Our Team Can Help
We know that tooth extractions are intimidating. At Noble Smile, our team works with each patient to help them stay comfortable before, during, and after surgery. Call us today to schedule your consultation. You can also click the link below to book your appointment online.