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Originally posted by argentus
When I was .......... hmmmm.......... 12? No, 13. Yeah, 13. ... Orthodontist who had already wired me for full FM-reception said my wisdom teeth we "occluded" and the next week all of them were pulled in less than an hour, augmented with copious amounts of Nitrous Oxide.
I don't know if it was truly required, and don't have a sense of whether preemptive pulling is wise. I would guess that nothing needs to be removed from the human body until the point where it becomes health or life-threatening.
Come to think of it, I think I was more like 15. Yeah. That's my final answer.