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Opinions on keeping wisdom teeth or getting them pulled?

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In brief: X-ray/exam needed

Most times to avoid a future problem , take them out while young.
If impacted the wisdom tooth may harm the second molar. If it has swelled up a fw times , probably needs extraction. Go to aaoms.Org for more answers.

In brief: X-ray/exam needed

Most times to avoid a future problem , take them out while young.
If impacted the wisdom tooth may harm the second molar. If it has swelled up a fw times , probably needs extraction. Go to aaoms.Org for more answers.
Dr. Gary Herskovits
Dr. Gary Herskovits
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Problem

If your wisdom teeth are all in good functional position, and not creating gum or decay problems, you can keep them. If they are impacted, partially visible, decayed, or causing problems with adjacent teeth, removal may be the best treatment.
Your dentist and/or surgeon can advise you after a clinical and radiographic examination.

In brief: Problem

If your wisdom teeth are all in good functional position, and not creating gum or decay problems, you can keep them. If they are impacted, partially visible, decayed, or causing problems with adjacent teeth, removal may be the best treatment.
Your dentist and/or surgeon can advise you after a clinical and radiographic examination.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry

In brief: It depends

Usually, wisdom teeth are impacted (buried in the bone) and should be removed when young to prevent future problems.
If they are erupted (can be seen in mouth), they are usually hard to clean and frequently decay because of this. Have them examined and ask which of the above scenarios may apply to you.

In brief: It depends

Usually, wisdom teeth are impacted (buried in the bone) and should be removed when young to prevent future problems.
If they are erupted (can be seen in mouth), they are usually hard to clean and frequently decay because of this. Have them examined and ask which of the above scenarios may apply to you.
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dr. Robert Ryan
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