Here Is Why You Need to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth

//Here Is Why You Need to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth

Keep Your Wisdom Teeth

Your wisdom teeth may cause you some pain at times, and most people opt to have them removed on the advice of their dentist, but is it really the best course of action?

As ordinary people, we often simply trust that this is the best thing to do, and very rarely question why we need to have them removed. In fact, most people have had their wisdom teeth removed during their teenage years when they are least likely to question the procedure.

But as a young adult and adult, have you ever considered why dentists remove the wisdom teeth? Have you ever asked your dentist what the purpose is and what the alternative might be? Probably not.

Wisdom teeth are, in fact, pretty important to your body. And when it comes to making a decision about whether or not you want to remove them – this article may help you to decide. Remember, it is your choice.

Known as third molars, the wisdom teeth are the teeth that reside furthest to the back of your mouth. They usually rise from your gums during your late teens and early twenties, and most often, your dentist will advise you to remove them as soon as they give you difficulties.

However, a report by the American Journal of Public Health revealed that around 67% of wisdom teeth removals are unnecessary. In fact, fewer than 10% of wisdom teeth actually experience any sort of infection at all, most of which can be cured simply with the use of antibiotics.

Dentists often tell their clients they need their wisdom teeth removed to prevent illness and disease – however, the study has refuted this claim and highlighted the possibility that dentists are making lots of extra money out of these procedures, estimating profits reach billions of dollars every year.

Another study conducted by Dr. Weston A. Price during the 1990s revealed that native tribes, living on natural diets, were close to being 100% free of tooth decay. Dr. Price also found that our overall dental health is mostly a result of our nutrition. If you follow the right diet, your wisdom teeth would never be a problem in the first place.

Jay Friedman highlighted that around two-thirds of wisdom teeth removals are technically medically unnecessary. So unnecessary, in fact, that patients would have been completely fine without the procedure and the risk it puts them under.



Traditional Chinese medicine has always recognized the relationship between your teeth and your vital organs, vertebrae, and your endocrine glands. They understand how connected the teeth are to your entire body and in particular how the wisdom teeth are related to the small intestine and the front of the pituitary gland.

Moreover, our mouth and face are interconnected with motor and sensory nerves of our brain’s cerebral cortex. When a tooth is removed, a reaction takes place in your brain and can actually be very dangerous for your body. In fact, there is a chance that the extraction of the tooth could lead to sudden death. Has your dentist ever told you that?

It seems strange that the risks would be so high when the procedure is so common. Most of the effects are not so extreme but are certainly not something you would want to live with.

Patients who have had the procedure have reported lasting effects as a result of wisdom teeth removals that were unnecessary, with symptoms such as tingling, numbness, and prickling. These feelings prove the connection the teeth have to the nervous system, and that they should not be removed unless the procedure is proven absolutely necessary.

By Charlotte H.





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By | 2017-09-08T23:10:51+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , |7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Angelo Ghiglieri April 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    So what if I only had 2 and not all 4? My mouth only developed 1pair, not 2 or all 4. Thoughts?

  2. Diane Bernardi Ghiglieri April 9, 2016 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    I agree but, wisdom teeth are hard to floss…..so we must try a little harder cleaning the back teeth in our mouth. I had one abscessed tooth, but the other three never gave me any problem and I still have them. (dentist I had recommended that I have them extracted). Since I was always so terrified of having teeth pulled, I just said, “I’ll just wait until the others give me problems and they NEVER did.) I think dentists today would not be so apt to pull wisdom teeth as they were back during my childhood days…..they only thought it was necessary because that is what they were taught. Some of us don’t get them at all, some just one or two….mother nature is inconsistent. This article states that one could die suddenly from a wisdom tooth extraction……well that could happen in ANY medical procedure!! There is always a risk, no matter what the procedure is! Also, while good nutrition is an important factor…..DAILY FLOSSING, good dental hygiene, and regular professional cleanings are the most important factors in keeping not only your teeth but also, more importantly, your GUMS healthy. Your teeth won’t survive without healthy gums- they are the anchor!. Poor dental hygiene alone can lead to many illnesses.

  3. Alison Mcleod April 9, 2016 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Interesting, I suppose if we weren’t meant have them then they wouldn’t grow at all

  4. Amy Harper Wood April 10, 2016 at 2:34 am - Reply

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

  5. Angela Rawlins April 20, 2016 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Having them removed can cause damage to the Trigeminal nerve causing numbness in the face and tongue

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