Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Originally posted 4 May 2009Related Say you visit a doctor for a routine check-up. You have no complaints: no pain, no problems. But the doctor says, “You know, I think we’d better remove your appendix.” “Why?” you ask. “It might get inflamed or infected someday, at which point we’d have to do an appendectomy anyway. …

How Fish Oils Fight Inflammation & Other News of Note

Why Fish Oils Work Swimmingly Against Inflammation and Diabetes (ScienceDaily) Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the molecular mechanism that makes omega-3 fatty acids so effective in reducing chronic inflammation and insulin resistance. The discovery could lead to development of a simple dietary remedy for many of the …

Big Wisdom Teeth, Small Jaws

A little more than a year ago, we wrote about routine wisdom tooth removal, which continues to be one of our most often accessed posts. Our take was that while there are certainly some cases in which removal of the third molars may be beneficial, the idea that everyone should get them removed “just in …

Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Say you visit a doctor for a routine check-up. You have no complaints: no pain, no problems. But the doctor says, “You know, I think we’d better remove your appendix.” “Why?” you ask. “It might get inflamed or infected someday, at which point we’d have to do an appendectomy anyway. Besides, you don’t really need …