A tooth extraction is when you remove a tooth from the mouth. There are several reasons why tooth extractions are done; many times they are done to remove impacted wisdom teeth, or as a part of orthodontic procedures.
Why Tooth Extractions Are Performed
Modern tooth extractions are done with an unpleasant tool called forceps, which makes my mouth hurt just by looking at it, so I'll spare you the picture.
Are Orthodontic Tooth Extractions Necessary?
Usually tooth extractions are NOT necessary. Of course each and every case is different and some tooth extractions ARE necessary.
The reason I say that many times they are not necessary has to do with the reason for the extraction. If you have a wide dental arch, (upper and lower palate, or a wide mouth) then all of your teeth fit.
If you have a narrow dental arch, (narrow mouth) then your teeth won't all fit in your mouth.
Is the solution then to remove the teeth that do not fit, or to widen the arch so that they do fit?
With newer mouth-expanding appliances, tooth extractions for orthodontic reasons are rarely if ever needed.
Are Tooth Extractions Necessary for Decayed Teeth?
If an extraction is needed for a decayed tooth, then you should know that there are other methods to repair teeth, such as with nutrition. Most teeth do not need to be extracted. My suggestion is to try to save the tooth first before removing it.
Cure Tooth Decay teaches you how to repair decayed teeth with your diet.
I had several very painful cavities postpartum (after having twins) that kept me up all night in pain and made it so I could barely eat... After following the advice in this book accruately my tooth pain subsided within 24 hours and no longer hurt at all, my teeth also look nicer and my gums no longer bleed and are a nice pink color. -J. Steuernol, Canada
"The practical advice in this book really seems to be reversing my tooth decay!!! Hallelujah brother!!! The dentist wanted me to have two major root canals immediately and two other teeth filled. When I asked him if there was anything I could do with nutrition or supplements to get mu teeth to heal, he said "maybe you could slow the decay down a little bit" but that essentially the answer was no.
That dental visit was three mobnths ago and my teeth have stopped aching all together, are way less temperature sensitive, and feel generally stronger.
Most of us have been totally disempowered regarding the health of our teeth. This information has changed that for me. I bought the book for $28 anyway though. What a bargain, The dental work was going to cost well over $4000.00 no wonder dentists don't seem open to this stuff working! Talk about a biased perspective!!!
Think I'm excited, you will be too if you use this info to take tooth health into your own hands!"
Very satisfied, Mike - Ashland, OR
"Not only is Cure Tooth Decay a practical guide to teach parents how to raise healthy children (with healthy teeth), it is also a helpfull tool for adults who have suffered with poor dental health and/or chronic disease. I would also highly recommend this book to people who are looking for things they can do to protect their bones, and their overall health, as they age. In other words, this book is a must read for everyone interested in improving their health." Pam Killeen New York Times nestselling Author
"Ramiel, You (along with Weston Price) saved my teeth. Was supposed to get a root canal (which I had no money to pay for). Tooth was in pain. After three weeks on the diet I can feel a big difference, tooth doesn't hurt now and feels like it's healing. Thanks so much. Unbelievable!" - Leroy, Utah
My cavity has gotten smaller! Once you are set free from being a slave to modern foods of commerce author continues to explain how the ancient people ate. They were healthy, strong and good looking. They had no cavities. They had no illness until familiar western culture came to visit them. If you are reading this review I am sure you understnad something is not right in the world. That we are born to live under a certain hypnosis. That we are taught to give away our responsibility to "people with authority", and those people cannot even take care of themselves. I recommend this book if you want the way out."Ranko, Croatia