When should wisdom teeth be taken out?

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A man from San Diego died after what was supposed to be a routine surgery to pull two of his wisdom teeth.

Marek Lapinski, 25, began coughing during the procedure and then went into cardiac arrest. He didn't have any previous health issues.

This story has caused a strong reaction, and many people are now fearful to get their wisdom teeth taken out.

Dr. Phillip Harwood with Arapahoe Dental in Boulder sat down with us to discuss when it is a good idea to pull your wisdom teeth, and when it's not.

For more information, visit www.DentalVibe.com.

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