Should a GP Remove Wisdom Teeth? | Chiropractic Singapore

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often cause discomfort and require professional attention. While most people turn to general practitioners (GPs) or oral surgeons for wisdom teeth removal, it’s worth considering the perspective of a Singapore chiropractor as well. Chiropractors offer a unique approach to holistic healthcare that focuses on spinal health and overall well-being. Should a GP remove your wisdom teeth? This may sound like an odd title, but give me a minute.

Before starting I, an upper cervical care specialist, want to make it clear I have a lot of respect for the work of GPs (general practitioners) and Dentists. The work of GPs is vital to help patients with everyday problems and to refer when necessary. Without Dentists we could be subject to a life of pain and more susceptible to other health conditions (e.g. poor oral hygiene can result in heart problems, such as infective endocarditis – Read more here).

But back to the title, "˜Should my GP remove my wisdom teeth?'. The short answer for this is"¦no! This is not to say a GP, or any other medical doctor, aren't very intelligent and highly skilled. However, this is not their field so it is best to refer to the professional that does specialise in this field. Similarly (not to bash your GP) if you have a general health complaint it makes more sense to see your GP and not your Dentist. Again, Dentists are very smart and well trained, but overall health is not their area of expertise.

So, should a GP remove your wisdom teeth? This may seem like a strange topic, but it is very applicable to Singapore Chiropractic too. At Vitality Chiropractic we pride ourselves in being specialists in the nervous system, specifically the upper neck where the brain stem is located. We have found we can offer our patients the best changes in their health by focusing on this specific area and honing our skills to do so.

We regularly work with other aligned health professionals to give our patients the best results possible. We work with physiotherapists, nutritionists, masseurs, meditation teachers, as well as GPs and Dentists to ensure our patients are always in the best hands. We do not focus on massage, exercise or acupuncture as these are not part of upper cervical chiropractic care and there are other much more qualified professionals available!

FAQs

Can a chiropractor in Singapore remove wisdom teeth?

No, chiropractors in Singapore do not typically perform wisdom teeth removal. This procedure falls under the domain of oral surgeons or dentists specializing in oral surgery. Chiropractors focus on spinal health and non-invasive therapies.

How can a chiropractor in Singapore help with wisdom teeth discomfort?

While chiropractors don’t remove wisdom teeth, they can assist with managing discomfort associated with wisdom teeth eruption. Chiropractic therapies may alleviate jaw tension, improve alignment, and reduce muscle tightness in the surrounding areas, providing relief.

Should I consult a chiropractor in Singapore before wisdom teeth removal?

Consulting a chiropractor before wisdom teeth removal in Singapore is not necessary for the procedure itself. However, if you have concerns about your overall well-being, posture, or spinal health during the recovery process, seeking chiropractic care may be beneficial.

What alternative remedies can a chiropractor in Singapore offer for wisdom teeth-related pain?

A chiropractor in Singapore may provide alternative approaches for wisdom teeth-related pain, such as spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and recommendations for exercises or stretches to reduce discomfort and support overall well-being.

Can chiropractic care in Singapore speed up the healing process after wisdom teeth removal?

Chiropractic care in Singapore can support the healing process after wisdom teeth removal indirectly.By improving spinal alignment and reducing tension in the surrounding muscles and joints, chiropractic therapies may promote overall well-being, potentially aiding in the recovery process.

Should I consult both a dentist and a chiropractor in Singapore for wisdom teeth issues?

Yes, it is advisable to consult both a dentist specializing in oral surgery and a chiropractor in Singapore for wisdom teeth issues. The dentist can assess the need for extraction or other dental interventions, while the chiropractor can address any associated discomfort or spinal health concerns.

Since 2013, Upper Cervical Chiropractor, DC. Shaan Rai has helped patients achieve greater health, relocating to Singapore in 2016 and founding Vitality Chiropractic Centres. He has an impressive track record in providing relief and solutions for people who experience nerve system problems, such as headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo or neurological conditions.

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For a Complimentary, no-obligation call with the Chiropractor or to book a Consultation, call +65 8438 9550 or email help@vitalitychiropracticcentres.com to find out if we can help you at our Chiropractic Clinic in Singapore.

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Shaan Rai (Chiropractic, Singapore)

Shaan (UK) is based in Singapore. He is a GCC registered Singapore Chiropractor, completing a 5 year course at AECC, attaining his Masters in Chiropractic. His career has been specialised in neurological cases, such as migraines and vertigo. He is the Vuce President and Chairman for Outreach & Charity for Alliance of Chiropractic (AoC) and is a founder of Vitality Chiropractic Singapore. He developed the NeuroPro method, combining Upper Cervical techniques with Functional Neurology Rehab.

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