Updated: Dec 18, 2018
Removing wisdom teeth involves surgery, general anesthesia and a few days of bed rest. Surgery exposes people to risks and is a source of worry for dental and health experts. New research shows that it's not always necessary
Wisdom teeth may be impacted, may be infected, may cause tooth decay, push other teeth, cause cysts and cause excessive pain.
Dental experts are questioning if the wisdom teeth extraction is really necessary for cases without these problems.
Studies have shown that the risks of surgery far outweigh the risk of keeping wisdom teeth.
The APHA also approved a policy that year saying the concerns of leaving wisdom teeth in don't justify the risk of surgery - which aren't small. Aside from associated risks of anaesthetic, the surgery can lead to possible nerve damage, loss of the sense of taste, and sometimes even death.
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