Wisdom Teeth Extraction….is it really as necessary as Dentists try to convince us?

I'm not one to "cut and paste" articles I find on the web just to fill my blog, and this one I ran across will probably have opposing opinions, but I am passionately in agreement, mainly because I felt my dentist a decade or so ago was trying to pull my wisdom teeth simply to bill my insurance.

I had a sixth sense my dentist was a scammer, and I confirmed it after he later suggested three or more procedures on my teeth that I would later find to be unnecessary.

The following is taken from a website called LA Healthy Living……..

Make informed decisions!!!

The truth is, I am writing this article about the importance of wisdom teeth while all of mine have been extracted. They have been gone for years. I am pretty sure many of yours have been long gone as well. I didn't’t know any better. 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.

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.  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.

Only 20% of wisdom teeth extractions necessary…..

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.

Natives Tribes were 100% free of dental decay

In the 1900s, Dr. Weston A. Price did extensive research on the connection between oral health and diseases. He discovered native tribes, with their traditional diets, that were almost 100 percent free of tooth decay. He came to the conclusion that dental and overall health lie in nutrition.

Fortunately, this discovery is practiced by holistic dentists nowadays whom understand that when you supply enough nutrients to the jaw bone during its development, all 32 teeth will have proper space in your mouth without crowding. This means that proper nutrition is the key behind trouble free wisdom teeth.

Dr. Weston Price also discovered that once these tribes started consuming sugar and white flour, their perfect healthy teeth, quickly deteriorated.

I highly recommend reading his fascinationg and eye-opening  book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

Why You Need Your Wisdom 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 an acupuncture 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. (here)

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. (source)

 

…article copied from an article found on the LA Healthy Living website

 

Blogger's notes: I dont wanna leave the impression or try to promote some "fear factor" that you risk death when getting your wisdom teeth pulled. There is a rare chance of death from any medical prcedure. My belief, however, is that not having procedures that are not necessary eliminates all risk. I'm convinced doctors and dentists often suggest unnecessary procedures just to bill insurance.

The best thing you can do for oral care, including keeping wisdom teeth clean, is to consistently use an Oral Irrigator. It is the most amazing invention for oral care. Read more on oral irrigators here.

 

~stay healthy~

 

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2 Responses

08.05.14

Great post! Very interesting and knowledgeable.

08.05.14

Thanks for taking the time to read. ~stay healthy~

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