For those that do develop them, there are all sorts of possibilities and complications that can arise. If we want to know more about wisdom teeth let’s read the article of Dr. Priveer Sharma
“Wisdom teeth,” a rather curious name for teeth if you think about it, is the folklore name for third molar teeth, which usually make their appearance later in life. So-called because a moderate amount of wisdom is supposedly achieved at about the same time these teeth typically make their appearance, between the ages of 17 and 25. Interestingly, current research shows that the brain is not fully mature until age 25, so there may actually be some truth to the myth.
Most adults have four wisdom teeth; although, it is possible to have more (supernumerary teeth) or fewer to none at all (hypodontia). However, there is little wisdom to the problems that seem to be associated with them more often than not. Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop by becoming impacted, coming in sideways, or in fact it seems — every which way, but up!
Though wisdom teeth certainly don’t play a large role or serve as much purpose as the other teeth or molars in your mouth, they can certainly cause many problems. Perhaps the best attention for them comes from your dentist, who can continually x-ray your mouth and monitor what your wisdom teeth are doing. The dentist can make recommendations for extraction of your wisdom teeth before they ever start to cause problems in your mouth. Let’s read an article from Jennifer Flach
Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Jennifer Flach was a college junior when her wisdom teeth started making themselves known.
“My other teeth started moving around,” she remembers. “The wisdom teeth were pushing out and undoing some of the orthodontic work I had done in high school.”
At the same time, her brother — who’s two years younger and was also in college — had no symptoms. But the family dentist suggested his wisdom teeth should come out too.
Jen and her brother had back-to-back wisdom tooth extractions and recovered together at home during spring break. “It was quite a week at my parents’ house,” she says.
Read more about this article: http://www.colgateprofessional.com/patient-education/articles/should-you-have-your-wisdom-teeth-removed
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