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Old 11-10-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Should his wisdom teeth be removed?

My husband is 26 and still has his wisdom teeth. They hardly ever give him pain but maybe once every couple months for a couple hours and thats it. They ,may be impacted cause they like just stay in the same place. Other than that minor pain once in a blue moon, he is fine. No swolleness, no foul tastes maybe from an infection, and no horrible pain. Is it safe for him to keep them in or should they be removed asap?

 
Old 11-10-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Re: Should his wisdom teeth be removed?

Depends on what the pain is from and the condition of the teeth (e.g. unerupted, partially erupted, fully erupted, are they getting decay or causing other teeth to get easily decayed, etc.). Also, it is possible that only some may need to be removed.

 
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:20 PM   #3
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Re: Should his wisdom teeth be removed?

The teeth around his wisdom teeth look fine. He hasn't seen a dentist so I can't be 100% right but they seem fine. His wisdom are showing just a little bit but that's it. Nothing seems to be decaying or infected.

 
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Re: Should his wisdom teeth be removed?

Partially exposed teeth are more vulnerable to infections, due to the gum not being able to seal around the enamel on the top of the tooth that is still under the gum.

If the wisdom teeth are angled into the adjacent teeth, they may create hard to clean pockets which can cause adjacent teeth to decay.

He may want to see a dentist to check on whether there is any decay to worry about.

 
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