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Who makes the decision whether wisdom teeth should be extracted?

A Dentist or Oral Surgeon can help you understand the pros and cons of taking out your wisdom teeth. It is up to the patient to weigh the pros and cons and make a decision. The position of the wisdom teeth, medical history, and urgency of removing the teeth are all factors to consider. Talk to your dentist to make an informed decision about your case.

The decision to extract or not extract wisdom teeth lies within the patient. However, be advised that the decision be an informed, and educated one. Weigh the pros and cons of your particular situation. Take into account: potential ease or difficulty of procedure, your health status, age, practitioner experience/comfort level, etc.
Ultimately, the decision to maintain wisdom teeth or have them extracted lies with the patient. Discuss your concerns with your dentist to help make the most informed decision.

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