The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing - Socrates
image by: Simply Wisdom Teeth
We had still not found the perfect duvet cover for my daughter Emma’s college dorm room when she went for a routine dental checkup and was told that her wisdom teeth had to come out, A.S.A.P.
She wasn’t having any problems now, but our dentist said trouble could flare up unexpectedly in the middle of the semester, perhaps in the middle of exams, and then she would probably have to leave school to get the teeth pulled. Better to do it now, he said.
But scientific evidence supporting the routine prophylactic extraction of wisdom teeth is surprisingly scant, and in some countries the practice has been abandoned.
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