Your wisdom teeth are the third and final molars to develop. It is not necessary to have wisdom teeth removed if they are correctly positioned and do not cause pain or oral problems.

Simply put, if wisdom teeth grow in like normal teeth, function properly, and cause no pain, they do not need to be removed.


It is important to seek the advice of your doctor to make the decision to remove the wisdom teeth. While they may not cause problems at first, the long-term benefits of removal could outweigh the short-term benefits of keeping them.


The American Dental Association recommends people be evaluated between ages 16 – 19 to determine if wisdom teeth need to be removed. Teeth removed earlier see fewer complications because they have less root growth and are less likely to have affected neighboring teeth. If left untreated, your wisdom teeth could be a potential source of pain, bacteria, infection, disease and other serious health problems.


If your orthodontist determines that it is time to remove your wisdom teeth evaluated by an oral surgeon, then give the oral surgeon a call and schedule a consultation. They will be able to answer all your questions about removal of your wisdom teeth.


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