What are the pros and cons of extracting all of my wisdom teeth?

If you have all of your wisdom teeth extracted, you can avoid potential problems with them in the future. The downside is the pain, cost, and potential for complications resulting from the procedure. A hole in your sinus, nerve damage, or numbness in your lips are potential risks.

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