Although your lower wisdom teeth may be impacted and need removal, it may be that your upper wisdom teeth have erupted normally and are healthy.
It can seem paradoxical then that your dentist or specialist surgeon will advise that you will need to have your upper healthy wisdom teeth removed as well.
Why? Is a common question.
And the answer is that wisdom teeth come in upper and lower pairs. If we were to leave your upper wisdom tooth, it will likely continue to over-erupt, and eventually bite into your lower gum, where your lower wisdom tooth should have been.
Wisdom teeth surgeons usually remove wisdom teeth in pairs.
There are many other reasons to remove upper wisdom teeth of course, and you should discuss all of these issues personally with your treating specialist.
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