(I am posting this for a friend): In a group discussion this subject came up: Is it really necessary that we have our wisdom teeth extracted? Is it part of a "con-game" for the dentist or oral surgeon to get a better boat or airplane? Of course there can be complications for a minority if they are not removed. (There are also risks for those who have them removed). How important is it? This friend has 2 impacted and the other 2 that his dentist said will need to be surgically removed before school this fall (to avoid any "future problems"). He is 25. His parents both still have their wisdom teeth with no complications. 1.Does anyone know how necessary this is--if there are not any problems at this time? (considering cost and the pain involved). 2. Anyone choosing to KEEP their wisdom teeth? 3. Should he keep his appointment in 2 weeks or wait and see if he has problems down the road? 4. Pros/Cons? Thanks!