Is wisdom teeth removal a must if they are crowding bottom teeth


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My orthodontist recommended wisdom teeth removal as they are crowding my bottom teeth.

But so far they aren't causing problems so I'm wondering if I can get away with just wearing removable retainers to maintain the lower teeth structure.

They are coming in almost horizontally, and I'm worried about nerve damage. I would like to to avoid surgery unless it's extremely favorable. If I go with removable retainers, will this cause problems down the line? Thanks.

What are the odds of nerve damage if the wisdom teeth are almost horizontal?
 
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Dr M

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Good day

If your orthodontist recommends removal, it might influence your treatment process or outcome. Partially erupted wisdom teeth also sometimes lead to pericoronitis or food traps with cavity formation.
Do you perhaps have any xrays of your wisdom teeth for more information?
 

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