Indications for extraction of wisdom teeth
In general, dental and medical professionals agree that wisdom teeth should be removed in the following instances:
1. pathologies such as cysts, and tumors
2. damage to neighboring teeth
3. infections and/or periodontal disease
4. cavities that cannot be restored
Wisdom teeth that are completely erupted and functional, painless, cavity-free, in a hygienic environment with healthy gum tissue, and are disease-free may not require extraction. They do, however, require regular, professional cleaning, annual check-ups and periodic radiographs to monitor for any changes.