Expert opinion is changing about the wisdom having wisdom teeth pulled. Each year, despite the risks of any surgical procedure, millions of healthy, wisdom teeth are being extracted from young patients. Even though many dental insurance plans cover the removal of wisdom teeth, there very little scientific evidence supporting the routine extraction of wisdom teeth. In fact some countries have abandoned the practice of pulling out wisdom teeth unless necessary. Talk to your dentist and go over all factors of pulling wisdom teeth then do what you feel is best for you or your child.