I just wanted to share some thoughts on the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
They state on their website that their mission statement is
” to provide a means of self-government relating to professional standards, ethical behavior and responsibilities of its fellows and members; to contribute to the public welfare; to advance the specialty; and to support its fellows and members through education, advocacy and research.”
I feel that by promoting the idea of removing healthy impacted wisdom teeth they are not living up to their mission statement. This is because of the harm it causes thousands of Americans each year when they suffer permanent nerve damage from an elective procedure, or the possibility of even death or more serious complications like a chronic 24/7 headache. Thus I feel that The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are being unethical and irresponsible in allowing this to continue to occur without any scientific basis to remove health wisdom teeth.