The short answer to this question is, no. However, you may have other problems if they are not removed when impacted – that is jammed against the tooth in front or buried in bone. Your third molars are the last teeth to grow into the mouth, and by far the most likely to be impacted.

In fact over 70 % of people who develop wisdom teeth have insufficient room for them, resulting in impaction. Those totally covered by bone, may be left and monitored, as only 3% develop problems. However, the vast majority have a communication with the mouth; so that gum infection, and/or tooth decay inevitably develop due to the presence of bacteria around the tooth, which cannot be cleaned away during routine brushing and flossing.

What Should I Do if I Have Wisdom Teeth Giving Problems?

The answer is to get the impacted wisdom teeth removed before the damage is too great. In removing wisdom teeth, sooner is better once it is clear you have a problem. Organise a visit to the dentist, get the necessary X-rays, and then have a discussion of the best way forward in your particular case.

Surgery to remove impacted wisdom teeth results in much improved oral health and the end of the pain, bad breath and danger to other teeth, which are commonly present when impacted wisdom teeth are left untreated.

Avenue Dental has dentists experienced at removing impacted wisdom teeth. If you suspect you have a wisdom tooth problem contact Avenue Dental.