Should I have my wisdom tooth removed?

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.
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.
Provably. Talk with your dentist at your mext cleaning. A partial eruption may increase your risk of cavities and eventual abscesses.
Perhaps. Perhaps. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon for exam/xrays/recommendations.
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. .
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.

Related Questions

What are signs I need my wisdom tooth removed?

A symptomatic. Most often reason for removal of wisdom teeth has to do with what appears on x-ray. Impacted 3rd molars can cause damage to adjacent teeth and/or surrounding bone. Pain, bleeding, swelling also signs. Rarely shifting teeth can occur. Read more...

How long before I can start smoking after having my wisdom tooth removed?

After healing. The wound should heal completely before you smoke to help avoid complications. Since everyone heals at a different rate, it is tough to put an exact time on it. Read more...

I had my wisdom tooth removed 4 days ago and it won't stop bleeding I have no pain but it keeps bleeding a lot?

Wisdom tooth. Please call the dentist that extracted your wisdom teeth ASAP. Have you been bleeding for the last 4 days? Have you been following the post op instructions give after the extractions? This is too long to be bleeding. You need to contact the dentist and get this checked. Read more...
Bleeding control. Place a gauze or dry tea bag over the area and biting firmly to control bleeding. Avoid physical activity, use ice packs on the sides of the surgery and do not rinse your mouth. Change gauze pads every 60 minutes until active bleeding stops. If bleeding does not subside within 24 hours, call your surgeon. Read more...

I just got my wisdom tooth removed Tuesday. It feels like my teeth are shifting. Is that normal?

Unlikely. It might feel like your teeth have shifted when in reality they didn't. The area may be swollen and tender and make it feel like that. However, to be sure, have your own dentist check it out on your next post-operative visit. Something else might have happened independent of the removal of your wisdom tooth. Read more...

Friday morning I had my wisdom tooth removed and it is now sunday night and I'm still numb is that normal? ?

Not really. The anesthetic used would have worn off long ago. First thing monday morning you need to call the oral surgeon's office, explain the situation, and ask for follow up guidance. This type of post operative "numbness" is usually transient, but you may need some post operative therapy to move the healing process along. All the best.... Read more...
Parasthesia . Rare but possible complication following the extraction of a lower wisdom tooth. It could be temporary or permanent. Usually is the trauma to mandibular nerve which lies in anatomical proximity to the roots of the wisdom tooth. Call your dentist for re-evaluation and possible course of the steroids. Be well soon. Read more...
Evaluate. Sometimes there is damage to the jaw nerve. Usually temporary but sometimes permanent. Please report your parasthesia to your Oral Surgeon immediately. Additional treatment may be indicated. Read more...

I have a bump where I got my wisdom tooth removed, the bump hurts a little, is it infected? I got it extracted 1 month ago.

Wisdom Tooth. Only an examination could tell if this is normal healing or an infection. You should have the doctor who removed the wisdom tooth get a look at it. Read more...
Possibly. I would suggest that you go back to your oral surgeon to have that area examined. It could be an infection, but why not find out for sure. Read more...
Bone fragment. It could be a little piece of of bone fragment working its way to the surface. Have your dr. Check! Read more...
See the dentist. It is possible that an infection may be present. It can also be a bony spur underneath the bump or food impacted in the socket. See the dentist that removed the tooth for an examination. Hope you feel better. Read more...
Get it checked. I could be normal healing, because it takes some time for complete remodeling of the bone and overlying gum. On the other hand, it could be one of several problems brewing. The only way to know for sure is to have the dentist take a look at it. This should be part of routine post operative care. Read more...

There is some ooze coming from my gum on the side where I had my wisdom tooth removed. That was 6 weeks ago. Am I getting an abscess?

Dental infection. You may have an infection. Best to call the dentist or oral surgeon that removed the wisdom tooth and evaluate the problem. Read more...
Residual infection? After 6 weeks the extraction site should be 95% healed. Residual infection from the surgery is possible and i believe you asked an earlier question about your lip being swollen which likely is being caused by that as well. Go back to the doc or surgeon who removed your wisdom tooth to have the area checked and if infection is confirmed you will need antibiotics to help it heal. Read more...
May be infected. This may be an infection or a dry socket. Rinse with warm salt water and get it checked by your dentist. Read more...
Doctor of Treatment. Without visually assessing the area, i would advise you to see the dentist or oral surgeon that removed the tooth. They will know the circumstances of the tooth removal. Perhaps they can irrigate the area or prescibe an antibiotic if needed. Read more...
Depends . If the adjacent teeth to the area of extraction site. , are heathy , then unlikely . More likely that a food particle needs to be flushed out of the extraction site . Read more...
Very possibly. . Go back to your oral surgeon and have it checked. There may be some contaminant in it or an infection requiring antibiotics to eliminate the possible infection. Read more...

I just had my wisdom tooth removed and it's been about 18 hours. I can't see a clot but it's not bleeding. How do I know if it's there?

Seeing Is Believing. The blood clot covers the extraction site and allows the area to heal. Eat soft food and be careful not to dislodge the blood clot when brushing near the area for 3-4 days. Avoid sucking through straws and stuff, spitting, rinsing your mouth (24h) and blowing your nose is strongly recommended. Read more...