Many of us have been told that wisdom teeth need to be extracted just because they are not really needed. According to the dentists, they are just unnecessary teeth that just inconveniently crowd out mouths.
We trust our dentists to do the best job possible while often not even questioning their methods. I should’ve questioned and should’ve researched myself before all of mine have been extracted. They have been gone for years.. But now I can share my research and finding with you so you can make the decisions for yourself and not just listen to your dentist just because he tells you so.
What are wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth, also called the Third Molars, are the furthest back teeth. They usually come in when you are in your late teens or early twenties. According to a report published in the American Journal of Public Health, more than 67 % of preventative wisdom teeth removals are unnecessary. Out of 10 million wisdom teeth extractions in America each year, only 20 proved to be necessary. You have to understand that the old tale about wisdom teeth causing all kind of illnesses, is simply not true. Let’s look at it realistically, it’s a big money maker (around a billion dollars a year) for the dental industry.
Why you need your wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth have their function in the body, or they wouldn’t be there. They are important for the chewing process and add to the biting surfaces.
- Only about 12% of (truly) impacted wisdom teeth are connected with conditions such as cysts and damage to the adjacent teeth. Infections, treatable with antibiotics,oil pulling and oral rinsing, occur in fewer than 10% of all wisdom teeth. These figures are comparable to pathology associated with appendix. Yet, there are no mass preventative appendix removals.
- Most people believe that their wisdom teeth will move other teeth and cause overcrowding and overlapping.However, third molars do not posses sufficient force to move other teeth.
Our teeth are vital, living organs within and connected to the body as a whole. Wisdom teeth are connected (according to acupuncture meridians) to our small intestine and the front of our pituitary gland. In fact, 46 percent of the motor and sensory nerves in your brain’s cerebral cortex are interconnected to your mouth and face. So any time a tooth is removed, it disturbs and breaks anacupuncture meridian that flows through the area of that tooth. The meridian acupuncture system, known in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 5000 years, shows the vital relationship between your teeth and your joints, spinal segments, vertebrae, organs and endocrine glands.
Wisdom teeth extractions can be dangerous.
Did you know that between 57,000 and 175,000 people after wisdom teeth extractions have had permanent tingling, prickling or numbness caused by nerve damage. This, again, proves the point that all of our teeth are connected via nervous system pathways to every part of our body. Though it is a common surgery for a lot of Americans, wisdom tooth extraction involves very serious risks which can lead to sudden death.
So for all these reasons, I do not recommend removing wisdom teeth unless there is a good reason to do so. According to Jay Friedman, a California-based dental consultant, more than two-thirds of all wisdom tooth extractions are medically unnecessary, and that most patients would be perfectly fine if they just left their wisdom teeth alone.