Do you think it is necessary to pull the wisdom tooth out?

China
April 2, 2009 9:46pm CST
These days I got a toothache.As the saying goes,toothache is not a disease,but it is killing when it pains.So I went to hospital,the doctor said that I had a wistom tooth.In the shooting,I saw that the wistom tooth growed transversly.The doctor advised to pull it out. In order to remove the future trouble,I accepted the advice.So the doctor pulled it out.It so hurt that I couldn't eat food these days.I found on the internet that the wisdom tooth stands for wisdom,pulling out the wisdom tooth will break the nerves and influence the memory.I don't konw whether it is ture or not.Do you have a wisdom tooth and do you think it is necessary to pull it out?
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11 responses
@mira91 (988)
• Singapore
12 Apr 09
I have about 3 wisdom teeth growing in my mouth right now! ^_^ And what more , all of them didn't hurt...Even if they did, i'd rather bear with the pain myself then go to the denstist. Recently, i fear the dentists and the tools that they have. Maybe because of my past childhood experiences with the dentists, but i don't want them probing at my teeth anytime soon. lol ^_^
@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
4 Apr 09
Better extract all the wisdom teeth out, before they cause more problem. The position of the wisdom tooth right at the back means that food often got stuck there and rot. This in turn will cause infection and the wisdom tooth to decay slowly. Your gum probably got infection from the wisdom tooth, that's why you felt the pain and after pulling it out, the gum still swollen. Wisdom tooth got nothing to do with wisdom. If you are not so smart in the first place, having wisdom tooth doesn't mean you will become genius.
@itsme_cha (504)
• United States
4 Apr 09
for me its not necessary to pull the wisdom tooth out as long it doesnt bother you why pull it out. i have wisdom tooth in my upper tooth but it doesnt bothered me at all so i just leave it alone. if it bother's you then yes it need to be pulled out. happy posting!!!
@snow8515 (170)
• China
4 Apr 09
I grew two wisdom teeth in my submaxillary and moved both of them out. Yes, it is the most painful thing to push teeth I think. I even swore I never push teeth again after I moved out my first wisdom. However, gum inflammation caused by wisdom teeth is also quite painful. The inflammation my second wisdom tooth caused was so serious that I had to have four-day-drips. So I decided to move out it preventing from inflaming again. Oh, it's so terrible! Fortunately, I will not grow wisdom again!
@Sgurleyd (68)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I have worked in the dental field for many years. This is just an old wives tale. The wisdom teeth do not have anything to do with memory.
@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I still have all my wisdom teeth and it hasn't caused me any problem. I do think it is harder to keep the back ones clean though. You never want to have bad teeth because it can lead to complications with other parts of your body, particularly your heart and liver.
• India
3 Apr 09
ya this is the problem wht i saw with my brother too , he is 22 now , and he has a wisdom tooth 2 , and when it came , he told that his mouth was bleeding becaz the tooth used to cut the flesh . then when he went to the dentist , he did a proper treatment 4 it , but he didnt removed it. well if i were there in his case i would remove it than talking any more pain , becaz it is of no use and after all it is causing pain . and about the internet solution i can say , it is surely false.
@pillusch (1149)
• Mexico
3 Apr 09
Now I understand what's wrong with me LOL ! I had 4 wisdom teeth pulled out about ten years ago, I just didn't want to wait until they started to cause trouble. And now I understand why my life hasn't been the same ever since. I've lost all my intelligence! But at least I FEEL better, now that I know why everything that happened to me over the past 10 years has happened to me. Geez....
@neon007 (37)
• China
3 Apr 09
i don't have a wisdom tooth. But what I know is that pulling out the wisdom tooth wouldn't hurt your nerves unless you got an infection.
@youetme (352)
• China
3 Apr 09
AH ,I am sitting a same boat with you ! I have pulled my two wisdom teeth out two years ago . A part of my memories has goen forever . I am sure it is true . But unless I did it I would go to die by two bad teeth . I have got so much pain from my teeth ,I hate them and doctor . I am torured again and again . I can't stand it any more . At last all of my teeth will be pulled out .
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
3 Apr 09
The wisdom tooth has no effect on your memory any more than any other tooth..They're known as wisdom teeth solely because they start to emerge in early adulthood in most people,by which time it's reckoned You'd have gained (hopefully! ) some wisdom by that stage...some people can accommodate the wisdom teeth in their jaw if it's big enough...others,with smaller jaws,may need to have the incoming wisdom tooth removed as they can prove to be a problem when they arrive,compacting existing teeth together,and causing pain....I've had 2 of them extracted,and were the only teeth I've ever had removed-it was a straightforward procedure for me..good luck with yours!