Wisdom teeth get a bad rap, so you may be wondering if they always need to be removed. Our ancestors needed these third molars to chew hard foods like roots and tough meat. They had the larger jaw that accommodated these teeth. Today’s jaws are typically too small for the extra teeth, and they must be extracted.
– These molars are removed when they come in the wrong angle or crowd your teeth.
– They should also be removed if they could potentially get infected.
– After a detailed examination, your dentist will be able to tell you if your wisdom teeth need to be removed.
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