We all know that in our late teens or even 20s our dentition receives two more molars, known as wisdom teeth.
Most of the dentists recommend us to remove them because they can become a pain in the neck sooner or later, on the premise that they are not needed.
Nevertheless, recent studies have proven that this habitude is wrong.
Wisdom teeth can be quite helpful for our health and by extracting them, we can damage our health.
It is said that the main reason for which they are extracted is their angled form and the fact that in time they can modify your mouth or dentition.
However, more and more dentists agree with the fact that if they develop well and they announce no harm, you can keep them.
Wisdom teeth removal carries a certain risk, no matter when you do it.
There have been cases in which a short period after extracting the teeth, the persons died.
Wisdom tooth extraction implies surgery, and as a surgery, it implies risks, death included.
But, this risk in quite rare, unlike infections or nerve damages which are the most common problems that can appear after such an intervention.
Statistics say that 67% of this type of teeth removal is not necessary, implying the fact that the infection produced can be cured with antibiotics, pointing the nerve damage as the most painful and difficult-to-treat consequence of wisdom teeth removal.
It is believed that those dentists that advise you to extract your wisdom teeth are determined by greed.
Other beliefs tend to say that some dentists may be simply misinformed, doing what they have been shown to do: extract wisdom teeth because they can damage your dentition and can be more difficult to extract later, when the problem in already installed.
Contrary to these negative beliefs and tactics, the Chinese medicine teaches us that wisdom teeth imply no harm and that they are an important piece in your oral health.
It explains that your teeth are connected to your vital organs, vertebrae and even endocrine glands, therefore by removing them, you break this link.