PDF: General technique of third molar removal

The most commonly performed surgical procedure in most oral and maxillofacial surgery practices is the removal of impacted third molars.

Extensive training, skill, and experience allow this procedure to be performed in an atraumatic fashion with local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. The decision to remove symptomatic third molars is not usually difficult, but the decision to remove asymptomatic third molars is sometimes less clear and requires clinical experience.

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