Many third molar teeth are probably removed unnecessarily in SandwellBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7138.1171a (Published 11 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1171
- Victor Lopes, Senior house officer, surgical rotation
- City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH
EDITOR—Jones et al report their interview study to assess dentists' agreement on the treatment of asymptomatic impacted third molar teeth.1 They state that a quarter of these teeth are removed without being diseased, and give as a reference for this statement a paper by colleagues and myself; in fact the figure was half, not …
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