If you have frequented Cosmetic Dentists in Houston, or wherever, framed dental certificates have now become commonplace to mislead patients. The fact is that most organizations or continuing education courses rewards its graduates with professional and often impressive looking certificates. When they are framed and displayed in a professional office it gives all the appearance of a genuine certificate that was earned through extensive training in a formal residency program or otherwise prestigious programs. Only accredited dental and medical schools can award specialty certificates. At the very minimum, the name of institution must appear on the certificate for it to be legitimate. In order for a doctor to have ‘Specialty” credentials, the specialty must also appear on that certificate. With that said, you should be searching for dental techniques that have a basis in formal training and expertise, when the long term health and comfort of your own mouth is at issue or at risk. In reviewing the credentials of a “Cosmetic Dentist“, I believe it is important to reflect on the meaning of the term “cosmetic,” which is often used to describe a process that is decorative rather than functional, or just superficial, lacking depth or significance. The American Dental Association website can be used to help patients assure themselves of the truth about their dentist’s training. Educated consumers with advanced dental needs should seek treatment by a true dental specialist… a prosthodontist.
Wisdom teeth can often be problematic and you should avoid putting off the removal of them if their is a legitimate and compelling reason to do so. However, removal of your wisdom tooth may not be necessary if the tooth is:
Is properly positioned so that the bite is proper with the opposite tooth.
Can be cleaned properly
However, in a lot of cases, wisdom teeth just do not have sufficient room to grow properly which can create problems as in this example Erupting wisdom teeth can grow at various angles in the mouth. Some even grow horizontally. Some wisdom teeth only partially emerge through the gums. They can often remain completely hidden. Wisdom teeth that aren’t able to grow in the mouth normally can become impacted or trapped within your jaw.
The removal of a wisdom tooth is often a preventive measure to prevent an impacted tooth. Most dentists suggest extracting the wisdom tooth before it gets too large. Many dentists believe it’s better to remove the teeth when someone is younger and more likely to recover faster from surgery. This is why many teenagers or young adults have their wisdom teeth extracted before the tooth causes problems and becomes more firmly rooted in the jaw.
According to the American Dental Association, Wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if:
A tooth partially emerges through the gum. This can create a bacterial infection. An erupted wisdom teeth may grow crooked and do damage to other teeth. An erupted wisdom tooth can develop a fluid-filled sac (cyst) around it, which can cause damage to the surrounding tissue or bone. The decision to remove wisdom teeth isn’t always clear. Talk to your dentist or an oral surgeon about what’s best for your situation.
Please don’t let your dentist mislead you into thinking that getting a root canal is your best or only option, or that it is completely safe.
Your teeth are no different than other organ systems in your body in that they also demand a blood supply, lymphatic and venous drainage, and nervous innervations. Root canals are for all intents and purposes dead teeth, and dead teeth commonly become one of the worst sources of chronic bacterial toxicity in your body.
If your liver, stomach, kidney, or any other organ for that matter, dies, it has to be removed so that bacteria and necrosis will not set in and eventually kill you. But teeth are commonly left dead in your body.
Teeth have roots with main canals and thousands of side canals, and contained in those side canals are miles of nerves. When dentists perform a root canal, they remove the nerve from the main canals; however they do not have access to the microscopic side canals, which have dead nerves left behind in those spaces.
Anaerobic bacteria, which do not require oxygen to survive, thrive in these side canals and excrete toxicity from digesting necrotic tissue that leads to chronic infection. Blood supply and lymphatics that surround those dead teeth drains this toxicity and allows it to spread throughout your body. This toxicity will invade all organ systems and can lead to a plethora of diseases such as autoimmune diseases, cancers, musculoskeletal diseases, irritable bowel diseases, and depression, to name just a few.
Even antibiotics won’t help in these cases, because the bacteria are protected inside of your dead tooth.
Search for a Biological Dentist Who Is Aware of the Dangers of Root Canals.
If your dentist is not actively engaged in toxin-free forms of dentistry, it only increases the possibility that he or she is not aware of the risks AND the alternatives to root canals. A biological dentist will be able to provide you with a more comprehensive, holistic solution for your teeth that will not harm your health.