KEEPING YOUR IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH (THIRD MOLAR TEETH) IS LIKELY TO CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR OTHER TEETH

It has been shown time and time again in scientific studies that leaving impacted wisdom teeth in place leads to problems on the other teeth (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 75:2048-2057, 2017). We see this everyday in OMS practice. The big concern to me is that these problems increase with age, in scope, and in severity. The sad part is that this can be easily cared for by evaluating and treating them at an early age before it even becomes a concern.

Too often individuals choose to “wait and see” what happens and end up with much greater dental problems and increased risks of treatment. Please, if you still have impacted wisdom teeth, even if they are not symptomatic, get in to your board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon (preferably us J) and have them evaluated. This is a basic, preventative health concern which will result in a healthier mouth.