What happens if you don’t get your wisdom teeth removed?

mid-adult man suffering from wisdom teeth pain while looking at a dentist

What happens if wisdom teeth are not removed? Wisdom teeth are your back molars and are the last teeth to grow after you have lost all of your baby teeth. 

For instance, most people get their wisdom teeth in their late teens and even into early adulthood, if your wisdom teeth have grown perfectly is very recommendable to remove them. 

If wisdom teeth don’t have room to grow properly can cause problems, for this reason, most people get their wisdom teeth removed as complications can arise if you don’t.

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Does everyone have to get their wisdom teeth removed?

Many dentists believe it’s better to remove wisdom teeth, at a younger age, before the roots and bone are fully formed.

Some dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth if they don’t fully emerge. With this in mind, some young adults have their wisdom teeth pulled before they cause problems.

According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if you experience changes in that teeth, such as:

  • Pain
  • Cysts
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Damage to nearby teeth

Consequently, not attending to these details in time can lead to some complications.

What happens if wisdom teeth are not removed?

Do you ever think about what happens if you don’t get your wisdom teeth removed?

While removing your wisdom teeth may seem like a pain, it can become much worse if you ignore the issue.

So, some complications can arise if you don’t get your wisdom teeth removed, such as:

Impacted Teeth

When wisdom teeth are impacted, they are trapped below the gum line so that they can be very painful and prone to abscess and infection.

Potential for decay

The location of the wisdom teeth is hard to care for, thus they are subject to decay, consequently can lead to the growth of bacteria, and creating health issues in the future.


Since these wisdom teeth erupt, your teeth will begin to shift or overlap each other, as a result, this can atrophy some orthodontic treatment made.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

In Somos Dental we will let you know whether or not you need your wisdom teeth removed.

The diagnosis is straightforward, the wisdom teeth removal procedure is common, and you can leave the same day.

Although tenderness and pain are usual, they will subside within a few days if taken care of properly. However, we suggest you take a few days off to deal with the discomfort.

Most of our patients are back to their normal regular activities in no more than one week.

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Mid adult woman in a dental clinic suffering from wisdom tooth pain

So, what are you waiting for? You can contact us at Somos Dental through our telephone number 623-232-0089, or you can also contact us through our different contact methods, such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and SMS, or you can also fill out our online form, which includes a free diagnostic appointment. 

You can also find us in one of our six different locations, which are in Mesa, Downtown PHX, Laveen, Glendale, West PHX, and Avondale.

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