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    chace_don_C Posts: 53, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 1, 2014, 03:01 AM
    If a wisdom tooth isn't impacted does it need to be removed still?
    My wisdom teeth are not impacted or anything but was wondering if they're not impacted and its just a partial eruption is it still a must to have them removed or is there a better chance I will not need them removed if its just a partial eruption...
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    Jun 1, 2014, 04:34 AM
    Following dentist instruction most important
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    Jun 1, 2014, 07:22 AM
    Wisdom teeth are the last molars that we get and at times they appear after our bones are already set. That is why they are a problem, they start growing at odd angles, pushing our permanent molars different ways and disrupting our teeth which are already in place, in bone.

    If you have a wisdom tooth that is decaying, it is wise to have it out because it is actually a tooth you do not need and will never serve a purpose.
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    Jun 1, 2014, 11:10 AM
    Get it removed. I left a partially erupted Wisdom tooth in place and when it had to be removed, I had lost enough bone that the next tooth came loose too.
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    Jun 1, 2014, 12:39 PM
    It all depends on your specific situation... they might not need removed. Only your dentist can say for sure. Follow their advice.

    I'm 53, two never developed and the other two are small enough they cuased no problems... and never had a single dentist insist they needed to come out or even hinted at it, and I've been to a number of them over the years, and yes I go several times a year, every year.

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