The fact is that there are thousands of people around the globe that have extracted their wisdom teeth. They are living without them for many years. They have followed their dentist’s advice and decided to get rid of the wisdom teeth because they are “useless”.
However, it turns out that there is a reason why Mother Nature still creates these teeth in our mouth.
Wisdom teeth: a basic guide
Wisdom teeth, also known as the Third Molars, are the teeth that are placed the furthest back in our mouth. In most cases, they emerge when people in their late teens or even in the early 20s. A report revealed in the reputable American Journal of Public Health has shown that about 70% of preventive wisdom teeth extractions are not really needed.
So, 3 out of 10 million extractions like this in the USA performed each year are actually necessary. What people must understand is that all the stories about wisdom teeth leading to the emergence of different ailments are incorrect. On the other hand, what is known for sure is that this practice is bringing a lot of money to the dental industry.
Back in the early 1900s, Dr. Weston A. Price has conducted a thorough research focused on the link between diseases and oral health. Dr. Price has found that native tribes who were following traditional, natural diets were almost completely free of tooth problems and especially tooth decay.
That’s why he concluded that dental health and health, in general, are directly affected by our diet. Luckily, this breakthrough in the field of science is now followed by holistic dentists who know that when the jaw bone gets all the necessary nutrients while it is developing, every tooth in the mouth will have enough space to develop properly.
In other words, adequate nutrition is crucial for the normal development of wisdom teeth.
In addition, Dr. Weston Price has concluded that when the tribesmen started using white flour and sugar, their healthy teeth became problematic.
If you want to learn more about this issue, feel free to read Dr. Price’s book called Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.
Wisdom Teeth: Why Are They Important?
Teeth are living organs in the human body. They are linked to certain body parts depending on their position. It turns out that the wisdom teeth are directly related (at least when it comes to acupuncture meridians) to the small intestine and the pituitary gland.
As a matter of fact, almost half of the sensory and motor nerves in the cerebral cortex of our brain are linked to the face and mouth. This means that whenever we extract some of our teeth, this causes disturbance and terminates an acupuncture meridian that goes through the tooth’s area.
It’s good to point out that the meridian acupuncture system, called traditional Chinese medicine too, which is practice for more than 5 millennia now, displays the important link between teeth and joints, vertebrae, spinal segments, endocrine glands, and organs.
Wisdom teeth removal is associated with different risks and dangers
Are you aware of the fact that between 60,000 and 175,000 individuals experience permanent prickling, tingling and/or numbness that come as a result of nerve damage after removing their wisdom teeth? This is another proof that teeth are related to different body parts through the nervous system.
Even though wisdom teeth removal has become a very common type of surgery today, this doesn’t mean that it is risk-free. In fact, there are cases when this procedure leads to sudden deaths too.
When we take all these reasons into consideration, it is wise to say that wisdom teeth extraction should be avoided. You should choose this option only if there is a strong reason to support it.
Jay Friedman, a reputable dental consultant from California, has pointed out that over 65% of wisdom tooth removals are not necessary and that the majority of patients would be just fine even if they leave the wisdom teeth as they are.