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    Routine Removal of Wisdom Teeth a Waste of Time

    smile teeth beauty The removal of the wisdom teeth is not always necessary, new research shows. In many instances, perfectly healthy teeth have been removed.

    Key takeaways:

    • Wisdom teeth may be impacted, may be infected, may cause tooth decay, push other teeth, cause cysts and cause excessive pain.
    • Dental experts are questioning if the wisdom teeth extraction is really necessary for cases without these problems.
    • Studies have shown that the risks of surgery far outweigh the risk of keeping wisdom teeth.

    The APHA also approved a policy that year saying the concerns of leaving wisdom teeth in don’t justify the risk of surgery – which aren’t small. Aside from associated risks of anaesthetic, the surgery can lead to possible nerve damage, loss of the sense of taste, and sometimes even death.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.