Wisdom teeth can cause several problems, including pain, infection, and damage to nearby teeth. Often, your wisdom teeth will have to be removed to avoid these complications, but not everyone should expect the same experience with their wisdom teeth. To help you better know what to expect, here are a few interesting facts on wisdom teeth.
- Some people are born without a tooth in their jawbone—and this is usually a problem. But with wisdom teeth, you may be better off if you are missing one or more. In fact, about 25% of the population is completely missing at least one wisdom tooth.
- 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.
- 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 about wisdom teeth, or in scheduling an appointment to have your wisdom teeth removed, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are excited to hear from you soon.