Dental Med’s Faisal Quereshy says wisdom teeth should be removed when they start causing problems

Should teens get their wisdom teeth pulled before troubles start?
The Washington PostFaisal Quereshy, professor at the School of Dental Medicine, said teeth should be removed when they cause health problems. He pointed out that the human jaw has shrunk over thousands of years, leaving less room for wisdom teeth. Also, thanks to fluoride, there is less tooth decay, so people aren’t losing as many teeth as they did years ago, another reason the mouth may be crowded. “We are still growing the same number of teeth in our jaw, but our jaws have changed,” Quereshy said.