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What happens if I don’t remove my wisdom teeth?

If your wisdom teeth are growing in, there is a very good chance that you will need to have them removed. It may be tempting to try to ignore the problem or ‘wait and see’ but erupting wisdom teeth can cause a variety of health complications. If your dentist has recommended extraction, it’s best not to wait too long. As wisdom teeth come in, the potential consequences can be seen and felt fairly quickly. If you’re looking for an oral surgeon in NJ to remove wisdom teeth, contact one of our four North Jersey locations right away to schedule a consultation.

From crooked teeth to painful infections, wisdom teeth that are left untreated can cause a variety of unnecessary and completely avoidable problems. Here are a few of the possible consequences of not having your wisdom teeth extracted.

Crooked Teeth

Possibly one of the most feared consequences of not having your wisdom teeth removed is crooked teeth. Being embarrassed to smile or feeling the need to cover your mouth when you laugh can be frustrating. The average adult mouth can only fit 28 teeth comfortably. The addition of wisdom teeth can push that limit to almost 32. With no room for extra teeth, wisdom teeth often start to grow sideways, leaving many patients with a crooked smile. Waiting until your teeth have shifted to remove your wisdom teeth means it’s too late. You’ll require additional orthodontic care to straighten your smile.

Unnecessary pain

Impacted wisdom teeth, the ones trapped beneath your gum line, can be very painful. While many patients fear wisdom teeth extraction, living with ongoing chronic pain should be a greater concern. At Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in NJ, your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. With IV sedation and the most advanced technology available, we aim to make your experience pain and anxiety-free.

Risk of Infection

Impacted wisdom teeth are prone to becoming infected. Oral bacterial infections, known as pericoronitis, can be extremely painful and potentially dangerous. If an infection goes undetected, this situation can cause otherwise healthy teeth to decay.

Painful Cysts

In some patients where wisdom teeth are left untreated, fluid filled sacs, known as dentigerous cysts, can form in the gums next to impacted wisdom teeth and the jawbone. Cysts can be especially damaging to your teeth, jawbone, and nerves when they burst.

The best advice we can give you is to schedule a consultation with one of our oral surgeons as soon as possible. We understand that the thought of surgery can be worrisome, but we are confident that you’ll feel much more at ease after you speak to one of our doctors about wisdom teeth removal. While the thought of surgery may cause you worry and anxiety, we’ll do everything we can to calm your fears.

The Best Oral Surgeons in NJ

Choosing an oral surgeon for you or your loved one isn’t always easy, especially if you have concerns about the procedure. Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has been treating NJ and NY communities for 70 years and have developed deep community roots that come with a high level of trust in our practice. We take that trust extremely seriously.

We are the only practice in Bergen County with dual degree surgeons which means our team offers unmatched expertise in both dentistry and medicine. All of our North Jersey office locations are outfitted with the most advanced surgical equipment and techniques available and have been recognized as the Best of Bergen County and Bergen County Top Doctors for several years running.

We are here to answer any and all questions and guide you through the process. We’ll continue to be available during and after your procedure, responding to any follow-up questions and ensuring your comfort and wellness through recovery and beyond.

Call one of our four locations in Hackensack, Westwood, Ridgewood, and Franklin Lakes to schedule your consultation.

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