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Do I need wisdom teeth extracted?

What is best option if they are not painful?


If your wisdom teeth have erupted with no symptoms and your dentist agrees there is plenty of room for brushing and flossing – happy days! You can enjoy all the extra chewing power of wisdom teeth.

If you are experiencing painful symptoms or your dentist has advised that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, you have some options depending on the difficulty of the case.

Most wisdom teeth can be extracted under local anesthesia by your dentist. If the surgical procedure will be more involved, for example if your wisdom teeth are impacted, your dentist may recommend having the teeth removed in hospital by an oral surgeon.