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Do I Really Need My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

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When you are told that you need your wisdom teeth removed, it may seem daunting, after all, there are four of them. Do they really need to be extracted? Is it possible to maintain them? Here's what you should know about wisdom teeth.

Also called third molars, wisdom teeth are your last set of molars to arrive. They come in far back in your mouth behind your second set of molars, and they typically erupt between the ages of 18 to 25 years old. In most cases, your dentist in Fort Collins recommends extraction for your wisdom teeth, and here are the reasons why.

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