Wisdom teeth: when should they be removed?


OUR HEALTH ADVICE – These late appearing teeth can sometimes cause unexpected problems.

They are also called “third molars“. Some people will have none; others will see one, two, three or four, or even more. Wisdom teeth usually grow between the ages of 17 and 21, but they can also come out at any age in life. Because their position makes brushing complicated and they generally lack space, wisdom teeth are often the source of problems. When should they be removed? What do we risk if we don’t? Should I be worried about pain? Answers with two specialists.

For a very long time, preventive extraction of wisdom teeth was done to prevent crowding of anterior teeth.“, reports Dr. Christophe Lequart, dental surgeon and spokesperson for the French Union for oral health. “Subsequently, we realized that wisdom teeth do not cause the incisors and canines to move forward, unlike…

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