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What are the pros and cons of leaving my wisdom teeth in?

If you take a wait-and-see approach and leave your wisdom teeth alone, you may avoid unnecessary surgery. However, the downside is that you may experience problems later, perhaps at a time that is not convenient to have surgery or at an age that makes recovery more difficult.

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