Originally Posted by Niad
I am not sure if it is impacted or not as he has not taken an x-ray and I do not think he intends to so am not sure how he knows whether or not it is impacted.
Have they erupted in an exposed position where they can be seen like other teeth? Also, what is the reason that removal is recommended?
Upper wisdom teeth are less likely to be wedged against other teeth such that they require surgical extraction, unlike lower wisdom teeth that may be sideways or something and wedged against the next tooth so that an oral surgeon needs to cut it into pieces to remove. However, it is possible for the roots of an upper wisdom tooth to be extending into your sinus, which can cause complications during removal (X-rays may be used to tell if this is the case).