My dentist says they should come out because they will eventually rot and worse, allow decay on my second molars. My surgeon says that while there is decay on one of the wisdom teeth, there is actually a tendency for older people to get fewer cavities. I am having trouble processing this and other information. How do I decide? What other data and information should I collect? [more inside]
What are the best, funnest, most satisfying foods to eat after I get my wisdom teeth out? [more inside]
You are not my doctor or my dentist, but what over the counter and homeopathic products are reasonably safe to use after wisdom tooth extraction? [more inside]
In the Boston area, what should one expect to pay to have two wisdom teeth removed? [more inside]
how much bleeding is normal after a wisdom tooth extraction? [more inside]
Talk me down: Wisdom teeth removal and utter terror. [more inside]
Do wisdom teeth really need to come out, or is my dentist trying to hustle me? My question, dear MeFites, is... do you really need to have your wisdom teeth taken out if they're not causing you any pain? [more inside]
How much does the living tissue weigh in a fully developed wisdom tooth?
Vicodin is not working for my post-wisdom tooth holes, what do I do? [more inside]
how long should i wait before smoking after i had my wisdom teeth removed? did i mention that i'm deathy afraid of dry socket? [more inside]
is it important to have your wisdom teeth removed? why? they really don't bother me at all.
So I need my wisdom teeth out, asap, and I've been quoted $1500. Can I save money by getting dental insurance? [more inside]
ToothFilter: I just had 4 wisdom teeth removed today and I have few questtions. [more inside]
Extracting Wisdom: I've been putting it dodging it for years, but it's looking (and feeling) like I'm going to have to get my wisdom teeth pulled. I do have insurance, but I have to go to a specific provider - a provider I've never actually been to before. Any advice on questions I should ask or things I should look for? Is one oral surgeon as good as another or should I shop around and/or pay extra if needed?