Child abuse, uh no, but I do think procedures are done that maybe don't have to be. I have mine, they never grew in, had no problems with them. A few years ago a dentist said to have them removed, no dentist had said anything earlier, but an oral surgeon told me that mine were so far back and near a nerve that it might cause nerve problems so I did not, and have never had any issues. That doesn't mean of course there are not people that absolutely should have them removed. ADDENDUM: I don't want anyone to think bc this was my experience NOT to do this. Of course it is individual and not doing it could cause issues also. I would probably get at least a second opinion and look at the xrays, have the dentist explain it well, etc. I am glad I didn't and do believe Some dentists can over prescribe it but that is of course not every situation at all.