Wisdom teeth extraction

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Gasdoc, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Gasdoc

    Gasdoc 5-Year Member

    Jan 3, 2009
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    Does anyone know why this remains a requirement? Does this apply to all cadets or just those going to UPT? Is there truly a rationale or is akin to the prophylactic appendectomies previously done in the space program.
  2. 1993A10

    1993A10 5-Year Member

    Sep 5, 2010
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    The book says "the presence of wisdom teeth, either erupted or impacted, that cannot be maintained in a state of health" and "removal of wisdom teeth, when indicated" and "if your civilian dentist has recommended you have your wisdom teeth removed, we strongly suggest you follow their [sic] advise" but do it at least 6 weeks before I-day. They are looking at minimizing future down time. Note that they recommend removal when there is a current or potential problem. I'm old and still have mine. DS had his removed on the advice of his dentist.

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