Wisdom Teeth are those extra teeth at the back of the mouth. If you have them they are called third molars or sometimes fourth molars. These are the last teeth to erupt out of the gum line and normally don't appear until around 14 years old, although some people may be born with them. There are no known medical reasons why someone would need to remove their wisdom teeth, however having them removed does not automatically mean anything bad about you. Wisdom teeth are normally removed due to discomfort or damage caused by them, and the way they can cause problems is if they cause food getting stuck behind them or cause crowding, and this can lead to tooth decay. Having these teeth removed is relatively safe and painless, however it does require anesthesia, so make sure you book yourself in well before any procedure! To find out what causes your wisdom teeth to get damaged, we recommend that you go online and look for information regarding your condition.
What is wisdom teeth, why do i need to know about my wisdom teeth?
The human body is amazing and we are constantly learning new things. In humans, our bodies are designed to work together effectively and efficiently. Our brains are connected together and our bodies are attached to each other in order to function properly and efficiently. A lot of people wonder what the purpose of wisdom teeth are and why they are present inside of our mouths. Most people say that they are used to break down hard foods like nuts, meats, and bones before they can be digested and used by our body organs. Other people say that they are just remnants left over from the time when our ancestors ate raw meat and raw vegetables. However, none of the theories given give us a clear answer on the real purpose of wisdom teeth. Many people believe that the purpose of wisdom teeth is to help protect our brain from injuries. When a person has his or her wisdom teeth extracted, he or she may feel discomfort in their jaw. Sometimes these patients may even experience headaches. Another theory says that the teeth serve to keep our jaws strong and stable. The final theory states that the teeth are simply meant to be there and serve a purpose.
How long does it take for wisdom teeth to erupt?
It takes several weeks for the wisdom teeth to start forming. As soon as the baby tooth starts growing, the wisdom tooth begins developing underneath it. Once both the baby tooth and wisdom tooth have grown, they will begin to push themselves out of the gums. The actual eruption of the wisdom teeth are usually between the ages of 17 and 25. A study was done recently where people were examined under x-ray machines to determine when their wisdom teeth had fully emerged. It was discovered that almost 90 percent of people who were 15 years old had their wisdom teeth emerge by the age of 20. About 80 percent of people who were 16 years old had their wisdom tooth emerge by the age of 18 and only 10 percent of people who were young adults had their wisdom teeth still intact. One of the biggest differences between males and females is that boys tend to develop their wisdom teeth earlier than girls. Boys usually have their wisdom teeth erupted by the age of 12 and girls usually have theirs erupted by the age of 13.
Are wisdom teeth harmful to your mouth?
While wisdom teeth are formed for a reason, they can become painful or extremely harmful to your mouth if they don't come out on their own. Because of the location in the back of the mouth, many people assume that it's impossible for the wisdom teeth to hurt them. The truth is that if they don't come cleanly out of the mouth, then they could be causing you pain and irritation and could eventually cause serious damage to your mouth. When the roots of the tooth extend into bone, it becomes susceptible to infection or injury. Also, if the tooth doesn't come completely out of the gum, bacteria that forms in the root area can infect the surrounding tissues. Not only can the infection cause pain and swelling, but it may also spread to nearby nerves and glands.
How Do You Know That Your Wisdom Teeth Have Fully Erupted?
You should be able to tell if your wisdom teeth have fully erupted if you try to bite down on something firmly. At first, you won't be able to, but once the teeth have fully emerged, you'll be able to bite down on whatever object you want. You should also be able to notice your wisdom teeth if you check your tongue. Usually, these teeth will point up and towards the roof of your mouth, but if they are positioned wrong, they will stick out or point downwards. They may also move when you talk or chew, which can be a good sign that they have fully erupted.
How to sleep after wisdom teeth removal?
If you think that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, it's best to contact your dentist immediately and schedule a consultation. Your dentist can examine your teeth to see if they are already hurting you. He or she can also perform simple tests to rule out any infections or other complications with your teeth. By scheduling an appointment with us right away, you can prevent further damage to your teeth and gum. We're here for you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.