Should Wisdom Teeth be removed?

Should Wisdom Teeth be removed?

If they (wisdom teeth) erupt and align properly, and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed at all. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen because of crowding and malposition of the erupting wisdom teeth, due to lack of jaw space. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped...

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Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth

   Wisdom teeth are the third permanent molars and are the last teeth develop. They erupt or come up into the mouth in our late teens or early twenties. We can have up to four wisdom teeth, two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw. Why should they be removed?   For those of us whose jaws are too small to accommodate these wisdom teeth problems may arise: Often, the lower wisdom tooth may be prevented from erupting when it is...

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