You can have between one and four wisdom teeth that may eventually require removal. They typically erupt between the ages of 17-25 and can cause significant issues if they don’t come in straight, which requires a wisdom teeth extraction. Some partially erupt through the gums, while others remain hidden beneath the tissue. But is it bad if you don’t get them removed?
Some patients that leave their wisdom teeth in their mouth will never experience a problem. However, leaving them in can lead to a host of problems.
Greater Risk of Decay
Because they are located so far back in the mouth, wisdom teeth are difficult to clean. This often leads to improper brushing and flossing, increasing the risk of decay.
Wisdom Teeth Infections
When there is an increased chance of decay, there is a higher risk of infection. Sometimes the wisdom teeth don’t fully erupt, creating the perfect place for bacteria to accumulate and cause a painful infection.
Crooked or overcrowded teeth cause them to shift or grind against each other. This makes cleaning difficult but can also damage the tooth enamel and roots.
A cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops in your gums near an impacted wisdom tooth. If it erupts, it can damage the surrounding tissues, such as teeth, jawbone, and nerves.
Call Empire Dental to Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction
It can be tempting to leave your teeth where they are. But it will likely create discomfort for you in the future. Save yourself some pain and call Empire Dental Specialists today to schedule an evaluation for your wisdom teeth extraction.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Beavercreek & West Chester
If you have been referred for oral surgery by your general dentist, contact Empire Dental Specialty Group to schedule a wisdom teeth surgery consultation with one of our oral surgeons. We have offices in both Beavercreek and West Chester and have an excellent oral surgery team at both locations to handle all of your oral surgery needs.