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— Sheila H., Atlanta, GA

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Test Your Teeth!

1. What kind of doctor should you see for a wisdom tooth extraction?

A. a dentist
B. a podiatrist
C. an oral surgeon
Answer:
The answer is "C"—an oral surgeon. Emory's oral surgeons are among the very best!

2. True or False: It doesn't make any difference when you have your wisdom teeth removed—you can wait till you're older.

true
false
Answer:
False! The best time to have your wisdom teeth removed is while you're young. Waiting can lead to painful problems later, including misaligned teeth, gum disease, and tooth decay.

3. What are the signs you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed?

A. Dull ache in your jaw
B. Slightly shifting teeth
C. Third molar teeth are not visible
D. All of the above
Answer:
The answer is "D"—all of the above. Not sure you need surgery? When in doubt, get your teeth checked out by the experts at Emory!
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