What Could Happen If I Don’t Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

dca-blog_tooth-extraction-female-brunette

Third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, can cause a variety of problems, especially if they become impacted or stuck inside the jaw. Although some people complain of pain, complications associated with wisdom teeth may not cause any obvious symptoms at first. They are often silent and slowly progressive, and when symptoms finally manifest, serious damage has already been done.

The following complications are good reasons to find an affordable dentist and have problematic wisdom teeth extracted before they can impact your oral or general health.

  • The most common complaint associated with wisdom teeth is pain. Pain often indicates the presence of infection. You may feel pain or soreness in your jaw, ear, throat, or side of your face, as well as the site of the wisdom tooth.
  • The bacteria caused by infected wisdom teeth may spread throughout the body and affect organ systems and overall health; this is especially dangerous for people with weakened immune systems.
  • It’s difficult to properly clean partially erupted wisdom teeth. A buildup of food particles and dental plaque can cause gum infection around the tooth. If left untreated, bone destruction may follow.
  • Wisdom teeth are prone to decay because of their position in the back of the mouth.
  • Infected wisdom teeth may also contribute to the decay of surrounding teeth.
  • When wisdom teeth are trapped inside soft tissue or bone and don’t have enough room to emerge, they’re impacted. Impacted teeth can occur in the upper or lower jaw and are usually treated with wisdom teeth extractions.
  • Pressure from impacted wisdom teeth can cause tooth shifting and damage neighboring teeth.
  • A jaw cyst is typically associated with the crown of an impacted wisdom tooth. If left untreated, a cyst can destroy the bone around it.
  • Pericoronitis is an infection associated with the flap of gum tissue that covers an erupting wisdom tooth. Signs include swelling and pain when biting down onto inflamed tissue.
  • Wisdom teeth can weaken the structural integrity of the jaw, which may result in an increased risk of jaw fracture.
  • When wisdom teeth erupt in an awkward position, they can interfere with the normal bite and place undue stress on the jaw’s muscles and joints.

Wisdom teeth extractions are used to prevent and treat all of these potential complications. Contact your dentist in Atlanta to schedule an evaluation of your wisdom teeth before they affect your health and well-being.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Georgia today at (855) 979-3350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Georgia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Georgia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The app went well did not wait long
Guy H.
great service and great people!!!!!
Corie B.
Staff is pleasant, appointments are typically convenient to my work schedule, and dental plans are created specific to your personal dental needs […]
Teresa B.
The BEST dentist office in Dalton!!!!!!
Tommy K.
Very helpful and trustworthy. The Doctor seems to really care about his patients.
Mitchell W.
Great staff and customer service
Jessica O.
The staff and services were great.
Sabrina W.
Dentist was phenominally friendly and my filling was absolutely painless. All employees were genuine and professional and answered all of my […]
Tresia B.
Never have to wait long and very friendly staff.
Pamela H.
Jozett is marvelous!
Carla B.
Fantastic.
Nathan P.
We recently changed dentist offices and we really like this one. Everyone is very friendly. They first show you the plan for that visit and you sign. […]
Rudy B.
Very nice! I thought my appointment was 30 later than it really was and they were so nice about it when I showed up they got me right in! Lady at […]
Amanda P.
Three words of Dr. Johansen (THE BEST EVER!)
Mary S.
Great Dentist, Dr Johnson and staff.
Michael C.
The staff at Dental One located in College Park, GA are always friendly and professional.
Pamela G.
My Hygienist, Donna, was professional, thorough and accommodating.
Shaune H.
Good experience. Great customer service.
Vicki B.
The staff/assistants are Wonderful. Dr. Perez is Awesome. Thank you for being so thoughtful and warm to your clients,.
Angelia W.
Make me feel comfortable and not scared.
Faye S.
Becky is an outstanding hygienist!
David W.
At first I was a little nervous because my insurance wasn't verified. I reschedule my last appointment because of the same thing and was told when I […]
Akeeya S.
I continue to be impressed with the professional and personal attention that I receive from Dental One
Tommy B.
My dental hygienist was very quick, efficient and pleasant and she didn't have an assistant.
Pam R.
Front and back office staff very friendly and professional. . I had a very good tech. Not my usual person but she was so good I asked if I could […]
Diana H.
I have been going here for years, and Dr. Grant and his entire staff go out of their way to make your experience a great one. I wouldn't choose […]
Will P.
I had not bee to the dentist in years and was a little scepticle about a Dental chain, thinking they may try to sell me on doing major work. I was […]
Richard Z.
On my first visit with them, they were friendly and quick.
Stephen E.
Great staff and love their work
Kiara W.
Excellent experience from start to finish
Staci D.
Great dentist
Aracely M.
I had Dr. Nguyen as my dentist and he is fantastic! His workers were also so sweet! The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is great! I am going […]
Amira M.
Professional staffing. Convenient location. Short waiting time.
Jeffrey W.
The front office staff is very warm and welcoming. The dentist did an excellent job. I was not in any pain and felt very comfortable.
Kimberly B.
I felt really nervous going in but the assistant was very nice. The x-rays were painless except for a few but she added a piece of gauze which […]
Crystalin T.
Michele was very good and personable.
Cheryl W.
Everything, I was a big chicken now Dr. Perez is so gentle I fall asleep in his chair and Dennis is a sweet doll baby. I'm never leaving. Lol
Tracey L.
I was feeling terrified to have the procedure done, that I put it off for so long. After pushing myself to get it done, I was pleasantly surprised at […]
Kimberly L.
I receive good care as well as customer service.
Pat C.
Always a pleasure, staff is patient, knowledgeable and very courteous!
Tiffany H.
Very professional and on schedule!
Debra P.
You guys were awesome.
Shayvon J.
I saw Dr. Sammy Carden and his assistant, Jennifer, for a crown prep. All went very well.
David W.
Excellent staff!
Howard C.
The dental hygienist was very good and thorough to look at everything. She did not hurt my gums. I really liked Sarah cleaning my teeth.
Sheila Y.
Dr. Washington, as well as his assistant were great. I had a previous experience with another dentist who did not only start extracting before I was […]
Chantell S.
Best Dentist group I've ever been to. I truly enjoy my visits. Wouldn't think of using anyone else for my dental work.
Stacy L.
I am not a fan of going to the dentist. At all! But, I felt incredibly comfortable at Grant & Conger DDS. Everyone was so nice and helpful!
Jill C.
Great staff and service. I couldn't be more pleased.
Allan P.
Love the staff here! Keep doing a great job!
Victoria C.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3350