One Star Yelp Reviews on Wisdom Teeth

In this post I will examine some recent 1 star reviews of a dental and/or oral surgery practice on Yelp and some of the comments received. At an office in Seattle, Washington, a women writes in her review on Yelp ” I am still upset about what happened. It is a very long and disturbing story. Basically – [the doctor] performed the surgery in a very cold room [on my 19 year old daughter] and seriously damaged a muscle in her jaw. Within 24 hours after surgery she could not open her mouth more than a quarter inch….the doctors determined that she had a massive infection in her jaw and immediately put her on IV antibiotics….it took FOUR months for the damage to heal & for her to be able to open her mouth normally!” At a dental center in Virginia … Read more

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Thoughts From Around the Internet

I try to highlight scientific analysis and debate regarding wisdom teeth and the risks and benefits of extraction on my site. The wisdom teeth controversy page is good start on the subject of wisdom teeth removal for those interested. It is a bit surprising to see other people’s opinion on the internet of the subject of wisdom teeth removal. Below are some comments by those who have vocally said they feel wisdom teeth removal is a scam around the internet. Over on Yahoo Answers http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100508164012AAamuki a user says “Wisdom teeth are the BIGGEST scam in America TODAY!” Another user on Yahoo Answers http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101227193912AAyScR7 says: “wisdom teeth extraction is a money making scam used by dentists…” Mike Adams over at Natural News http://www.naturalnews.com/019414.html says “It’s just a revenue generating procedure that’s dishonestly pushed onto patients who gladly go along with anything … Read more

Second Opinion Advertisements for Dentists

An article in The Journal of the American Dental Association titled “Are Advertisements That Offer ‘Free Second Opinions’ Ethical by Rod B. Wentworth (October 1, 2011, vol. 142, no. 10, pages 1199-1200) talks about the ethics involved with dentists advertising “free second opinions.” In the article it says “So simply offering free second opinions is not in and of itself unethical. It is perfectly acceptable for a patient to seek a second opinion. In fact, dentists should consider suggesting that their patients obtain second opinions, especially when they have questions or concerns about the appropriateness of the recommended treatment.” One issue raised in the article is that in a second opinion, if a patient has any x-rays they should be sent along with the patient for the second opinion to avoid unnecessary radiation. The other issue raised is giving second … Read more

Advocacy White Paper on Third Molar Surgery by AAOMS

Recently the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) issue a Press Release located over at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aaoms-white-paper-discusses-why-when-and-how-to-treat-third-molar-teeth-135889358.html In the conclusion of the press release it states “The AAOMS encourages patients and their families to talk to their general dentist, orthodontist or family physician to determine whether third molar surgery is indicated. If a decision is made to retain these teeth, regular dental check-ups and good dental hygiene to control or prevent periodontal disease are essential.” The press release discusses a recent Advocacy White Paper released on Third Molar Surgery. This is located at http://www.aaoms.org/docs/evidence_based_third_molar_surgery.pdf I think the this recent White Paper issued on November 10, 2011, is well worth the read for anyone considering having elective healthy wisdom teeth surgery performed. The paper mentions some of the recent controversy of the medical necessity of removing erupted and impacted third molars. Numerous references to … Read more

Music to Listen to After Wisdom Teeth Removal: Christian Music

Continuing on with some music to listen to after your wisdom teeth removal I have added some excellent christian music below.  I have previously posted entries on some music you can listen to after having your wisdom teeth extracted. See this post http://blog.teethremoval.com/music-to-listen-to-after-wisdom-teeth-removal-rock-and-roll-songs/ for some great rock and roll songs and also see this post http://blog.teethremoval.com/music-to-listen-to-after-wisdom-teeth-removal-youtube-musicians/ for some excellent musicians on YouTube who are worth a listen. Further see this post http://blog.teethremoval.com/music-to-listen-to-after-wisdom-teeth-removal-jazz-songs for some talented Jazz musicians. Hillsong United – Mighty to Save Newsboys – Shine Michael W. Smith – Open the Eyes of my Heart Chris Tomlin – Our God Jesus Culture – Oh Happy Day Jeremy Camp – This Man MercyMe – I Can Only Imagine Matthew West – You Are Everything Update Jan. 2, 2018 – several videos were dead so this was fixed.