Retained asymptomatic third molars and risk for second molar pathology.

Abstract

Prophylactic extraction of unerupted asymptomatic third molars is the most common oral surgery procedure in the United States. However, limited evidence exists to justify its costs and associated morbidity. We analyzed data collected over 25 years from 416 adult men enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Dental Longitudinal Study to evaluate the association of… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0022034513509281

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