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<<Lot's of wisdom teeth are extracted unnecessarily. (I still have 3 of the 4.) I'd be very suspicious of extracting a healthy tooth "because it might be a problem in the future". If the wisdom teeth are impacted (i.e., never rose out of the gum), that's a different story.

intercst>>



Heh, heh! I didn't realize intercst was a dentist in addition to engineer and financial planner!



<<He referred me out to an oral surgeon for the procedure. It's not clear to me how this put a new car in his driveway.

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It has to be stuff the dentist can complete in house for the highest profit margin. If he has to refer the work out, he might only get a referral fee.>>


So you really can't consider that the dentist recommended their removal because he thought it was a good thing to do. His motivation had to be a referral fee, assuming that one was paid at all.



I have yet to understand where your cynicism comes from.



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