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Health Tip: When It's Wise to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed

Health Tip: When It's Wise to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed

04/13/12

(HealthDay News) -- Wisdom teeth may not have to be extracted, unless they begin to cause problems.

The American Dental Association says you should visit your dentist if your wisdom teeth are causing or contributing to:

  • Pain or discomfort.
  • An infection.
  • Development of a tumor or cyst.
  • Damage to nearby teeth.
  • Development of gum disease.
  • Tooth decay.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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