Surgical removal versus retention for the management of asymptomatic impacted wisdom teeth.

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BACKGROUND The prophylactic removal of asymptomatic impacted wisdom teeth is defined as the (surgical) removal of wisdom teeth in the absence of local disease. Impacted wisdom teeth may be associated with pathological changes, such as inflammation of the gums around the tooth, root resorption, gum and alveolar bone disease, damage to the adjacent teeth and… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003879.pub3

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