The wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that appear usually around 18 years of age.
Because by this age we think that we have accumulated wisdom, those teeth are called the wisdom teeth.
Actually, here comes our first test of our wiseness. If our wisdom teeth are healthy and we allow to be convinced to have them removed, we have done a lousy job in getting wise.
What is the thing with the wisdom teeth and why are so many people having their wisdom teeth removed?
By the time the wisdom teeth start growing, we are adults and we have all but forgotten the discomfort that a growing tooth creates.
Growing tooth is painful as it ruptures through the gums. It creates a problem in chewing the food and it seems like it is taking forever for the wisdom tooth to set in place and stop hurting.
As there isn’t much space for it, a pressure is created on the rest of the teeth to move a bit so the whole painful experience may affect not just the one tooth but we can feel a discomfort in the entire lower or upper jaw.
Sometimes there really isn’t enough space and the rest of the teeth cannot accommodate the wisdom tooth so it sets in crooked and continues bothering us.
Sometimes it does not come to the surface or it rots before it completely sets in. So there is definitely a time when we have no other option but to take them out.
If we check some of the statistics, it becomes obvious that in less than 3% of people, the wisdom teeth or a wisdom tooth will create a problem and has to be extracted.
The same statistic shows that more than two-thirds of the people in the modern society have their wisdom teeth extracted.
Why is this happening?
When we feel pain in our jaw, we pay a visit to the dentist. He diagnoses the problem as the growing wisdom tooth and immediately he/she suggests it to be removed.
If you ask why, the schoolbook answer is that there is a limited space in the mouth and the wisdom tooth may cause misalignment of the teeth, and we do not really need it. The wisdom tooth is a remnant piece of our past when we needed more teeth but now we do not need them and some other stupidities that we have been told by our “miseducational” schooling program of the popular science.
The question is, do we need wisdom teeth?
No, we do not but then, we do not need the second set of molars either. We can live perfectly well without them so there should not be a question of their necessity. We do not need two kidneys but this does not mean that we should now go and have one kidney extracted does it?
Since we are living in the increasingly toxic environment and the health recommendations given to us by our health specialists are preventing the cleansing of our bodies, we are becoming very dehydrated and toxic in early age. Our bodies do not work properly and the health problem starts occurring.
A dry tissue shrinks in its size so this happens with the jaw as well. This not only reduces the available space for the wisdom tooth but it also creates a difficulty for the other teeth to move and adjust to the newcomer. This may be the reason why did the wisdom tooth twist and came out crooked.
Since the dietary carbohydrates form the major part of most peoples diet, their bodies are acidic. To maintain their blood alkaline, a buffer from the bones is used to alkalise the blood. This creates osteoporosis but it also makes the tooth fragile.
As the glucose abundant diet changes the genetic expression and lowers the immune system, caries easily attacks the teeth.
Now, if you are a 20-year-old adult with growing wisdom tooth, there is a great possibility that one of your adjacent molars to the wisdom tooth has caries or have been previously drilled and destroyed by the dentist. Instead of having the new healthy wisdom tooth extracted, you may want to get rid of the already destroyed molar since the new wisdom tooth will easily take its place. The teeth are not set in a place forever. With a constant pressure, you can force them to move. This is why braces are used to align the teeth.
Unfortunately, this is not what you will hear from your dentist. They will rather take out the healthy tooth since they are sure that sooner or later the damaged tooth will need more maintenance.
It is all about the money.
Somehow, the dentist forgets to mention that 7-10% of wisdom teeth extractions end up in complications, creating more health problems than the wisdom tooth would create if it was not touched by the dentist.
Now if you take in the consideration that two-thirds of people had their wisdom teeth extracted, and only less than the 3% of them could have developed a problem and 7-10% of the extractions will end up being problematical and require further medical attention you can see how lucrative business can extraction of wisdom teeth become.
My suggestion is, save your body parts and learn how to take care of them.
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