My dentist says I need to take out another wisdom tooth because it is drifting in to the space left from a previous wisdom tooth removal. Is this really necessary?
Yes, I recommend you have that wisdom tooth removed. As it drifts it will throw off the rest of your bite, which can lead to TMJ, massive headaches, or a host of other problems. Generally it is recommended that wisdom teeth be taken out in pairs. The tooth is no good to you without another tooth for it to chew against anyway.
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