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Significance Of The Wisdom Teeth

Posted on 9/25/2023 by Fariba Mutschler
Significance Of The Wisdom TeethYou may wonder about the numerous changes that take place in your mouth, especially for your teeth in your twenties. The growth of your third molars is referred to as the wisdom teeth. They mature as you become of age and aid in chewing food when they have grown healthily on your gums.

One belief holds that our ancient ancestors used their wisdom teeth as replacement teeth. We consume soft or tender foods these days, and the majority of people maintain good oral hygiene. Both elements lessen the likelihood of tooth loss.

Due to their different diets, which may not have been as soft, and lack of routine dental visits, our ancestors may have experienced gum and dental issues like tooth decay or tooth loss. If so, wisdom teeth then served as extra chewing teeth.

Is The Removal Of Wisdom Teeth Necessary

There is frequently only enough room in the mouth for 28 teeth, so wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure. If all four of your wisdom teeth erupt, you'll have 32 teeth, which could cause crowding. Because of this, they are unable to surface in a natural, healthy position that would permit proper cleaning and chewing.

Can The Wisdom Teeth Become Complicated

Some people may choose removal of the wisdom teeth even when they have space for the impacted teeth to avoid future complications while others may not consider removal. Complications associated with wisdom may include tooth pain, swelling of the gums, oral infections, shifting teeth due to lack of enough space, and cavities.

If you experience tooth pains as a result of wisdom teeth you can always visit our facility and have our doctor check for the number of wisdom teeth you may be having. You can also check with our dentist if you don't have wisdom teeth and schedule a regular checkup for emerging wisdom teeth.
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