Are you dreading the day that will see your wisdom teeth removed? Are you intimidated by the process? To help put you at ease, we’re excited to list a few pieces of interesting trivia about wisdom teeth.
- Do you ever wonder how wisdom teeth got their name? It’s because these teeth come in last, usually when you are between 17 and 25 years old. This time period is sometimes called the “Age of Wisdom”—hence, the name wisdom teeth.
- Not every wisdom tooth will need to be removed, although most will. In fact, nearly 85% of all wisdom teeth will eventually need to be removed. If they are not, they could lead to problems like infections, damage to nearby teeth, undoing dental work, and causing pain.
- Have you heard that your wisdom teeth could grow back? Fortunately, this isn’t true. However, there are some people who are born with one or more extra wisdom teeth. This is a rare occurrence, usually appearing in only 1-2% of the population.
If you are interested in learning more—or in scheduling an appointment with our team—please feel free to visit our office. We’re excited to hear from you soon.