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Posted by: Mills | 2007/03/27

Q.

Wisdom Teeth - stay or go?

Hi, I am 21 and currently experiencing uncomfortable pain which I can only assume are my wisdom teeth coming out. The pain is not terrible but more annoying as my head feels like it is in a vice all the time. I am going to the dentist next week to get a check up on this. My question is, does everyone have to have their wisdoms extracted or by chance will I not have too? If you do have them taken out, what is the process as I am slightly worried?

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

It depends on whether the cause of the pain is the wisdom teeth. If it is then the process of extracting them can be relatively easy depending on their position.
if they are impacted you may have to have them removed under general anaesthetic.
However, don't jump the gun yet- see your dntist and have him explain everything to you.

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