Majority of us have heard about wisdom teeth, but most of us do not what they are, what they do, or even how they get their name. Wisdom teeth are your third and final set of molars that enter your mouth. Just about everyone will have to deal with these teeth one way or another. Most of us will not have enough room in our mouth for them to grow in without any issues. When you do not have enough room inside your mouth for them to grow properly, they will cause severe pain and discomfort doing something as simple as eating. If you put them off long enough, you will develop chronic headaches making it very difficult to go to school or work.
A very select few will be fortunate enough to have enough room in their mouth these molars to come in without any issues. All that means for these lucky people is that they get to enjoy an extra set of molars to chew with. We are going to break down everything that you need to know about your wisdom teeth right here, and right now.
Why Are They Called Wisdom Teeth?
No, wisdom teeth do not make you wiser. They actually get their name from when they first appear in your mouth, which is typically between the ages of seventeen and twenty-three. So they were given the name wisdom teeth as they come into your mouth when you are older and wiser.
Why Do A Majority Of People Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?
- When your wisdom teeth begin to grow in without enough room, they will become impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth will result in severe pain as your tooth will continue to try and break through your gum line, but will simply not have the room. If left alone long enough, it will cause nerve damage.
- If your wisdom teeth begin to come in crooked or misaligned which is often the case, there is a different list of problems that are associated with this. The first being that a misaligned wisdom tooth will cause damage to your neighboring teeth such as cracking or chipping or your teeth. Next would be overcrowding, which will cause your teeth to become crooked. Crooked teeth can cause very serious oral health issues as well as possible mental health issues.
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Knowing everything about your final set of molars, popularly known as your wisdom teeth is very important, as everyone will have to deal with them at some point in your life and Dr. Dean can help. Schedule a consultation to see what he can do for you.