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How Does Your Dentist Remove Your Last Tooth?

The removal of impacted mandibular third molars is a complicated surgical procedure involving soft tissue, muscle and the hardest bone in the skeleton.
Prior to discovery of x-rays, surgeons removed only those teeth which can readily be examined clinically in the oral cavity.
John Tomes (1849) first to describe method of gaining access through a mucoperiosteal flap.

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