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What Happens If You Wait Too Long to Get Wisdom Teeth Out?

Wisdom teeth surgery can be a daunting task for a lot of people. Just the word "surgery" can tense up the shoulders and lead to anxiety. But the consequences of letting wisdom teeth stick around for too long are too serious to ignore.

Wisdom Teeth Can Be a Real Hassle if You Keep Them Too Long

Dentists recommend that nearly 80% of their patients get their wisdom teeth taken out at some point for a reason. These teeth are very likely to cause problems at some point in your life. If wisdom teeth fail to burst through your gums, they can become impacted and give you a lot of pain, increasing the chances of swelling and infections.

Even if they grow properly, wisdom teeth can still be dangerous. They can force the rest of your teeth to become misaligned, making those teeth harder to clean as a result and potentially leading to a number of issues such as gum disease, cavities, abscesses, and even tumors.

The problems will only get worse as you age. Over time your wisdom teeth’ root system gets longer and more solidified to your jaw, making the eventual extraction more complicated and painful. For these reasons, getting wisdom teeth surgery early in life is the best idea. Being proactive about your or your children's oral health is the smarter play in the long run.

Once you decide to undergo the surgery, the rest of the process is fairly straightforward. Wisdom teeth removal takes about an hour, and your mouth will be fully healed in a few weeks. At Boise Oral Surgery, we make the recovery process seamless, with detailed videos and preparation before your appointment.

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Why You Should Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed at Boise Oral Surgery

Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, but there is still the possibility of complications. You should only get the surgery from an oral surgeon that you trust. You'll find a trustworthy and compassionate oral surgeon at Boise Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center.

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Bobst is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with board certifications from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He and his staff make it a point to treat each patient as their own person with specific oral health needs. We'll work with you to create a treatment and post-operative plan that makes the most sense for you. We don't just work with wisdom teeth. We're also proficient in a number of procedures, such as bone grafting, corrective jaw strategy, and oral pathology screening.

If you have any remaining questions, or would like to request an appointment, get in touch with us..

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