February 22, 2018

Teen Dies After Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Teen Jenny Olenick

The death of Jenny Olenick earlier this year has brought risks from wisdom teeth surgery and whether we really need to have them removed to the national spotlight.

Wisdom teeth are thought to have evolved for catching, killing and eating uncooked prey, which would make them obsolete now. The argument for removing them is the risk of cysts or damage to adjacent teeth brought on by too many molars in too little space. Read more statistics about wisdom teeth surgery and why some believe we should do away with what  they say is no more than a “multi-billion dollar industry.”

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