Are Most Wisdom Tooth Extractions Unnecessary?

I don’t know; I’ve never studied the issue.

I’m thinking about it after reading a report of a death after a “routine” wisdom tooth extraction.  Mine were extracted over 40 years ago, long enough that I don’t remember if they were causing a problem, or if they were seen on an x-ray and the dentist said, “We gotta those out before they cause problems.”

Dentist Jay Friedman says at least 2/3 of wisdom tooth extractions in young people are unnecessary.


h/t Dennis Mangan

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