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    red22 posted:
    if a person is missing the back teeth and the wisdom teeth have grown in there place do you still need to get them pulled?
     
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    Zev Kaufman, DDS responded:
    Dear red22:

    This is actually a very astute question and a very good idea that is implemented in orthodontics. Sometimes when premolars are extracted to make space, there is room for the third molars to grow in later in life. In addition, if the second molars get decayed beyond repair at an early age, the third molars can be brought into position to take their place.

    Since I know nothing about you such as age, oral condition, etc, the best that I can recommend is that you talk to your dentist. It is a very good option if your circumstances are appropriate.

    Best of luck,
    Dr. Zev Kaufman


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