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American Dental Association: “Wisdom Teeth,” “Tooth Eruption: The Permanent Teeth.”
Mayo Clinic: “Impacted Teeth,” “Wisdom Tooth Extraction.”
American Journal of Public Health: “The Prophylactic Extraction of Third Molars: A Public Health Hazard.”
Cleveland Clinic: “Do Your Wisdom Teeth Really Have to Come Out?”
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: “Wisdom Teeth Management,” “Management of Third Molar Teeth,” “Supporting Information to the Management of Patients with Third Molar Teeth.”
Center for Young Women’s Health: “Dental Health: Braces and Wisdom Teeth.”
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: “What is the Risk of Future Extractions of Asymptomatic Third Molars? A Systematic Review."
KidsHealth: “Your Teeth.”
UC Santa Barbara: “Are wisdom teeth vestigial structures?”
BMJ Clinical Evidence: “Impacted wisdom teeth.”
Hopkins Medicine: “Wisdom Teeth Extraction.”
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Children.”
University of California San Francisco Medical Center: “Impacted Wisdom Teeth Recovery.”
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