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Is it easier to remove upper or lower wisdom teeth?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Upper teeth

Typically, upper wisdom teeth come out easier and cause fewer problems in the post-oeprative period.
Many people experience very few problems with the uppers or lowers after removal, though.

In brief: Upper teeth

Typically, upper wisdom teeth come out easier and cause fewer problems in the post-oeprative period.
Many people experience very few problems with the uppers or lowers after removal, though.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Both can be hard

There is no correct answer for this.
There are difficult cases involving both maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) wisdom teeth. With that being said, maxillary third molars are generally more straight forward.

In brief: Both can be hard

There is no correct answer for this.
There are difficult cases involving both maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) wisdom teeth. With that being said, maxillary third molars are generally more straight forward.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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In brief: Wisdom teeth

Typically upper wisdom teeth are easier to remove, heal faster, and have less incidence of post-surgery complications (ie dry socket).
However, everyone has their own anatomy and there are exceptions.

In brief: Wisdom teeth

Typically upper wisdom teeth are easier to remove, heal faster, and have less incidence of post-surgery complications (ie dry socket).
However, everyone has their own anatomy and there are exceptions.
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