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NICE issues guidelines on wisdom teeth

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 01 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:890
  1. Helen Morant
  1. BMJ

    The routine practice of prophylactic removal of disease free, impacted third molars should be discontinued on the NHS, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

    The institute has produced guidelines on the removal of wisdom teeth as the first in their technology appraisal guidance series. It estimates that if the guidelines are followed the savings could be as …

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