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Management of Unerupted and Impacted Third Molar Teeth – SIGN 43

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Third molars generally erupt between the ages of 18 and 24 years, although there is wide variation in eruption dates. One or more third molars are absent in approximately 25% of adults but they may still be present in the elderly, otherwise edentulous, patient. The prevalence of unerupted third molars varies widely and is influenced…

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Guidance on the Extraction of Wisdom Teeth

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NICE has recommended that: Impacted wisdom teeth that are free from disease (healthy) should not be operated on. There are two reasons for this: There is no reliable research to suggest that this practice benefits patients Patients who do have healthy wisdom teeth removed are being exposed to the risks of surgery. These can include,…

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