Most people develop wisdom teeth at some point in their late teens or early 20s. These third molars are often unnecessary and can be too big to fit the jaw. When left untreated, this may cause the wisdom teeth to become impacted, meaning they remain buried under bone or gum, resulting in long-term oral health complications.
The best way to avoid this altogether is to have the wisdom teeth removed as early as possible. At Oral and Facial Surgery of Naperville, we have years of experience performing this safe and common procedure, always putting your comfort and safety first. We are pleased to offer wisdom teeth removal for our patients in Aurora, IL, and the surrounding area.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
In previous generations, the wisdom teeth were often necessary to replace molars that had become broken or lost altogether. Thanks to advances in dentistry and oral hygiene, wisdom teeth are seldom necessary any more, and usually take up too much room in the jaw.
With no way to emerge normally, wisdom teeth can become trapped under gum and bone, erupting just partially, or failing to erupt at all. By having your wisdom teeth removed sooner rather than later, you can avoid some of the discomfort and other complications that come from impacted wisdom teeth.