Do I need to have my wisdom teeth extracted?

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Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future
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Anonymous

According to the American Dental Association, you may need to have your wisdom teeth extracted if you experience some changes around the teeth. These changes include pain, infections, gum disease, tooth decay, tumors, or damage to the nearby teeth. Even if the teeth aren't a source of pain, they could be stuck or impacted, meaning they can't emerge from the jaw. The decision to remove your wisdom teeth mainly depends on your dentist's observation....Read More

Anonymous

Yes, you should have your wisdom teeth taken out. Even if they do not hurt or you do not feel them, they could be affecting your other teeth in a negative way. Your mouth could also be too small for the teeth to come in. Taking them out earlier could help prevent problems later on in life....Read More

Anonymous

Yes, you should have your wisdom teeth taken out. Even if they do not hurt or you do not feel them, they could be affecting your other teeth in a negative way. Your mouth could also be too small for the teeth to come in. Taking them out earlier could help prevent problems later on in life....Read More

Anonymous

You can keep them if you want. I keep them on my head dress.

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