Why You Don’t Need Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Baby, or primary, teeth typically come first. While these teeth fall out during childhood, they leave space and prepare the mouth for the adult, or permanent, teeth that will come next. But there are actually other teeth waiting to erupt; your wisdom teeth. So why do so many people undergo wisdom tooth extraction?

As you can see in this video, wisdom teeth used to be necessary to help us eat the foods we needed to survive. These teeth, also known as third molars, provided the strength needed to chew through tough foods before cooking was invented. As people started cooking their foods and making them softer, they stopped needing their wisdom teeth. Today, wisdom teeth are not necessary and can even cause problems for a lot of people. Going to the dentist office for tooth extraction is a great way to reduce the problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth.

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