My son (18) had a dental appt. yesterday, for cleaning and check up. Mind you, he has NO cavities, NO fillings, PERFECTLY straight, white, beautiful teeth, never needed braces. His top left wisdom tooth came through, perfectly straight, no pain, nothing. Dentist gives him a "Referral" to the Oral Surgeon downstairs. He says there's NO REASON TO KEEP THEM ! You don't need them. WHAT?!?!?! My son said, you have that backwards, "You would have to give me a reason to have it removed". He used to have a fit that I wouldn't let him do Flouride treatments or sealants. I can see suggesting or educating, but pressuring, scare tactics are BS. He expects us to follow like sheep. Do they remove perfectly good body parts in other countries? Or just ours? When my sister had her hysterectomy, they removed her appendix as long as they were in there. My daughter (soon to be 23) had braces and has gorgeous teeth/smile. All 4 wisdom teeth came through while she still had braces on. All these years, everytime she would go to the dentist, he would tell her to get them removed! She finally had to YELL at him, that she was an adult and SHE would decide if they needed to come out. He finally stopped harrassing her about it. Looks like son will have to do the same.