removal of wisdom teeth
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.
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
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