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Prophylactic third molar removal unsubstantiated

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 Prophylactic third molar removal unsubstantiated

A review in the Cochrane Library (June 13, 2012) has found insufficient evidence to support or refute the necessity of routine prophylactic removal of impacted third molars in adults.

“Watchful monitoring of asymptomatic third-molar teeth may be a more prudent strategy,” the reviewers concluded.

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