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Prophylactic Removal of Wisdom Teeth: A Review of the Clinical Benefit and Guidelines

Last updated: August 9, 2010
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the evidence for the clinical benefit of prophylactic removal of asymptomatic wisdom teeth compared with retention of asymptomatic wisdom teeth?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prophylactic removal of asymptomatic wisdom teeth?