Wisdom Tooth Removal Options

A new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association discusses the option of removing just the crown of an impacted third molar in older patients, or in situations where the tooth lies nearby the nerve canal.  The study found that removing just the crown can be a valid surgical alternative in any patient who may have a higher risk of neurological deficits.  A consideration worth discussing with your surgeon when considering treatment.

See:  JADA 143(4) http://jada.ada.org  April 2012 pg. 363

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