Usually we put our trust in the hands of doctors when it comes to our health. Dentists are professionals too, and therefore we believe that is not legitimate to question their certain methods.
However it turned out, after some research, that we may change our mind about some of the dentists’ methods.
Many people believe, and especially because of the advice of the dentists, that the wisdom teeth should be necessarily removed. While in reality it should not be the case.
Wisdom teeth, what are they?
Wisdom teeth are also known as the third molar. Wisdom teeth are each of the four hindmost molars in humans. These are the teeth that we find at the back of our mouth.
They usually start growing in late adolescence and it turns out that this is painful for some people.
According to the American Journal of Public Health about 70% of the removal of wisdom teeth are not justified and are removed simply as a preventive measure. While in reality there are more than 10 million Americans that remove their wisdom teeth per year.
Here are the real reasons why you should not remove the wisdom teeth
There are between 57000 and 175000 people having their wisdom teeth removed each year. This operation causes many consequences such as permanent tingling or numbness in the mouth that may be caused by nerve damage.
In reality, each tooth is connected to the nervous system therefore wisdom tooth surgery is necessarily harmful for the body.
This type of surgical procedure is common in the denture world yet it could lead to sudden death. According to a Dr. Jay Friedman’s paper published in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association “at least two-thirds of the millions of wisdom teeth extracted each year could or should have stayed in, but were instead removing them of unfounded fears of what could happen otherwise”.
More than 11 million patients say they feel “constant discomfort”— pain, swelling, bruising, and malaise and more than 11.000 people suffer permanent paresthesia—numbness of the lip, tongue, and cheek—as a consequence of nerve injury during the surgery. At least two thirds of these extractions and injuries are unnecessary.
Third-molar surgery is a multi-billiondollar industry that generates significant income for the dental profession, particularly to oral and maxillofacial surgeons.