Maintaining perspective on third molar extraction.

  title={Maintaining perspective on third molar extraction.},
  author={Julia C. Boughner},
Third molar extraction is one of the most common oral surgeries performed on Canadian patients, particularly young adults. Vigorous debate persists about the risks of retention of asymptomatic impacted third molars, compared to extraction. The controversy centres on whether medical necessity justifies the cost of third molar extraction for the patient in terms of substantial pain and potential loss of income during recovery and for the federal or provincial health care systems, which may be… CONTINUE READING