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How should I decide whether to have my wisdom teeth removed or not?

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]
posted by starkraven on Apr 12, 2013 - 27 answers

What should I eat after I get my wisdom teeth out?

What are the best, funnest, most satisfying foods to eat after I get my wisdom teeth out? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Sep 27, 2012 - 34 answers

Safe OTC and Homeopathic treatments for use after wisdom teeth removal.

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]
posted by kscottz on May 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Another typically American AskMeFi question

In the Boston area, what should one expect to pay to have two wisdom teeth removed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2009 - 9 answers

I'm bleeding!

how much bleeding is normal after a wisdom tooth extraction? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Sep 8, 2009 - 12 answers

More like I need widsom insertion, amirite?

Talk me down: Wisdom teeth removal and utter terror. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2009 - 81 answers

Do wisdom teeth really need to come out, or is my dentist trying to hustle me?

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]
posted by katala on Nov 4, 2008 - 52 answers

How much does the living tissue weigh in a fully developed wisdom tooth?

How much does the living tissue weigh in a fully developed wisdom tooth?
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions on Aug 7, 2008 - 4 answers

pain control

Vicodin is not working for my post-wisdom tooth holes, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on May 24, 2007 - 33 answers

post wisdom teeth extraction: can i start smoking again now?

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]
posted by defmute on Oct 8, 2006 - 17 answers

why should i have my wisdom teeth removed?

is it important to have your wisdom teeth removed? why? they really don't bother me at all.
posted by brandz on Jul 30, 2006 - 43 answers

Wisdom teeth coming out. Can I save money by getting dental insurance?

So I need my wisdom teeth out, asap, and I've been quoted $1500. Can I save money by getting dental insurance? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Apr 11, 2006 - 26 answers

Wisdom Teeth Questions

ToothFilter: I just had 4 wisdom teeth removed today and I have few questtions. [more inside]
posted by AMWKE on Oct 26, 2005 - 28 answers

Extracting Wisdom

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?
posted by aladfar on Jun 7, 2004 - 24 answers

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