12 doctors weighed in:
Should I have my wisdom tooth removed?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Common
It is very common to have wisdom teeth removed as an adolescent because they can cause impaction on the molars.
The procedure is performed most commonly by an oral sugeon in an outpatient office setting.

In brief: Common
It is very common to have wisdom teeth removed as an adolescent because they can cause impaction on the molars.
The procedure is performed most commonly by an oral sugeon in an outpatient office setting.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Have evalution
You need to have your wisdom teeth evaluated by an oral surgeon or a dentist to be able to answer that.
At your age they are extracted if they need to be.

In brief: Have evalution
You need to have your wisdom teeth evaluated by an oral surgeon or a dentist to be able to answer that.
At your age they are extracted if they need to be.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Provably
Talk with your dentist at your mext cleaning.
A partial eruption may increase your risk of cavities and eventual abscesses.

In brief: Provably
Talk with your dentist at your mext cleaning.
A partial eruption may increase your risk of cavities and eventual abscesses.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Perhaps
Perhaps.
Best advice is to see an oral surgeon for exam/xrays/recommendations.

In brief: Perhaps
Perhaps.
Best advice is to see an oral surgeon for exam/xrays/recommendations.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Wisdom teeth
In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay or gums.
It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation.

In brief: Wisdom teeth
In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay or gums.
It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
Need more information.
As a rule "if it is not broken, don't fix it." meaning, if it's not causing you a problem then leave it alone. If your dentist is concerned that it will cause a problem in the future and you are not sure what to do, get another opinion from an oral surgeon.

In brief: Maybe
Need more information.
As a rule "if it is not broken, don't fix it." meaning, if it's not causing you a problem then leave it alone. If your dentist is concerned that it will cause a problem in the future and you are not sure what to do, get another opinion from an oral surgeon.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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