What Can Happen If I Don’t Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom Teeth Can Cause Prolonged Pain

Everyone knows that when wisdom teeth come in, it’s painful. Teething isn’t fun, especially when you’re an adult whose mouth does not have room for the four extra wisdom teeth that are trying to pop up. If you fail to get wisdom teeth removed, you’ll continue to experience the pain of your wisdom teeth coming in.

Wisdom Teeth Can Affect Your Existing Smile

Our mouths are only designed for 28 teeth. Because our mouths don’t have room for our wisdom teeth, they sometimes become impacted. This means the roots of existing teeth or the jawbone block them from coming in. And when this occurs, wisdom teeth growth can cause shifting and misalignment of your existing teeth. Therefore, wisdom teeth removal is crucial to maintaining your existing, healthy smile.

Allowing Your Wisdom Teeth to Come in Can Cause Oral Infections

If you do not opt for wisdom teeth removal and allow them to come in, your wisdom teeth cut will cut through the gums and allow bacteria to get inside, which can grow and cause oral infections. This results in foul breath, a bad taste when chewing, or worse.

Having Wisdom Teeth Removed at Union Oral Surgery

At Union Oral Surgery, we do our very best to make you completely comfortable throughout the entire process. First, you will receive a local anesthetic to numb the gums where the oral surgery will take place. Many of our patients also choose to have some form of sedation, either a conscious sedation in which they are awake, or anesthesia that puts them to sleep completely for the entire procedure.

After your wisdom teeth are removed, you should only eat soft foods, do not smoke, and do not slurp or suck on a straw. You should ice your cheeks and jaws and take pain medication when your local anesthetic wears off.

To schedule an appointment for wisdom teeth removal, call our Monroe or Mint Hill offices today at (704) 291-7333.