Woman with Big Smile and Dark HairAt Somerset Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group, our doctors provide a warm and supportive environment for every patient they see. Your comfort is a top priority, and they want to be sure that you feel good about every part of your wisdom teeth removal procedure before you make a decision.

Our doctors often find that many men and women in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties choose not to have their wisdom teeth removed, either because their wisdom teeth don’t bother them, or because they believe any discomfort or inconvenience that they cause will eventually subside. However, there are consequences of not getting your wisdom teeth removed. To help you make the best choice for your overall health, and to understand why our doctors recommend wisdom teeth removal, keep reading.

What Can Happen if I Don’t Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars, and they’re located at the back of the mouth. For most, they are the last adult teeth to erupt from the gums. For most men and women in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties, wisdom teeth cause trouble. And the longer they stay in your mouth, the more trouble they can cause.

  • Wisdom Teeth Can Cause Cavities
    Men and women who choose not to have wisdom teeth removal run the risk of getting cavities on the teeth adjacent to the wisdom teeth, and even the wisdom teeth themselves. Even though typically there isn’t enough room for the wisdom teeth to come in, they will push their way into a position one way or another. This causes crowding, which then means your molars are harder to clean properly. And without proper care, tartar build-up leads to cavities, and that’s no fun for anyone.
  • Wisdom Teeth Can Lead To Oral Infections
    Not having wisdom teeth removal performed by an oral surgeon like our doctors means that you could end up with an oral infection. Oftentimes, wisdom teeth are impacted, which means they are unable to erupt from under the gum line properly. Instead, they sit just below or cut through the gum line slightly. Either way, there are often small cuts left behind in the gum line. These cuts can collect food debris and bacteria and lead to an infection. In order to avoid this problem, call our doctors at their Somerset and Hunterdon Counties office today to schedule your wisdom teeth removal.
  • Wisdom Teeth Can Cause Discomfort
    Wisdom teeth that are not removed can lead to discomfort for men and women in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties. And though you may assume that the discomfort would only be in your mouth, wisdom teeth can actually cause pain and discomfort in the jaw, neck, and head. Our doctors can help by performing a wisdom teeth removal surgery so you can get back to a pain-free life!
  • Wisdom Teeth Can Ruin Your Smile
    And last, but certainly not least, wisdom teeth that are not removed can cause aesthetic problems for patients in the area. As we mentioned before, wisdom teeth rarely have enough room to come in properly. This means that as they push their way into your mouth, they also push and shift your other teeth around. So, if you don’t have your wisdom teeth removed, you could risk ruining your perfectly straight smile. Don’t risk it! Call Somerset Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group today to discuss your wisdom teeth removal.
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Our doctors can perform wisdom teeth removal for patients of all ages.

If you’d like to learn more about how they can help you with your wisdom teeth woes, call their office in the Somerset and Hunterdon Counties area today to schedule your initial consultation.