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is a wisdom tooth extraction required?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Wisdom tooth: Not based on what you have told us. why do you ask? Discuss with your dentist.
Answered on May 19, 2017
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Sometimes: Sometimes wisdom teeth are removed because they are causing problems. Sometimes they are removed because of high potential for problems in the future. Sometimes they can erupt into functional cleanable positions and require no treatment. Sometimes problem potential is borderline and requires active observation. See a wisdom tooth specialist, an Oral Surgeon, for most informed opinion.
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

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