Debra Lynn Dadd

removal of wisdom teeth

QUESTION:

My dentist wanted to remove my son's wisdom teeth before they came in. I didn't feel right about this, so I emailed a holistic dentist.

His response:

Dear Deborah, Conventional denistry promotes the early preventive removal of wisdom teeth. For that kind of thinking age 16-17 in boys. I personally feel the typical surgery usually carries too much risk, and believe in surgery only for infection and pain. My wisdom teeth were only half way in. they were removed. I miss them. My jaw joints have never been quite the same since i had the lower wisdom teeth removed.

Debra, people needs more than conventional dentists to make good judgements about their childrens health.

POSTED BY DEBORAH BARNETT :: TENNESSEE USA :: 07/08/2008 12:23 PM


COMMENTS:

I am so sorry I kept my wisdom teeth. They are difficult to keep clean and a pain in the patooti when it is time to fill or crown them. Now that I have Chronic Fatigue I don't feel I can go through what it would take to have them pulled. In my case I think they crowded my other teeth. Since my wisdom teeth seemed to come in straight and I was afraid of the pain I thought would occur if they were pulled I talked my folks into keeping them. Over the years I have had problems and I don't know that the wisdom teeth caused them, but in flaming neon capital letters, I am so sorry I kept mine! If I were you I would get several opinions. Dentists vary in their philosophies. It might also depend on how broad his jaw is.

POSTED BY MERRYSPIRIT :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 07/10/2008 10:23 AM


Because of our western diet, our jaws are smaller and often do not have enough room for the wisdom teeth. The Weston Price Foundation has more information about this subject.

POSTED BY HELEN :: WASHINGTON USA :: 08/08/2008 9:06 AM


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