Why are they called “Wisdom” Teeth?
- Third molars have been referred to as “teeth of wisdom” since the Seventeenth Century and simply “wisdom teeth” since the Nineteenth Century.
- The third molars generally appear much later than other teeth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25 when a person reaches adulthood.
- It is generally thought that they are called wisdom teeth because they appear so late, at an age when a person matures into adulthood and is “wiser” than when other teeth have erupted.
When it comes to your wisdom teeth, the old saying, “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it,” does not hold true. Many times, your third molars or “wisdom teeth” can be negatively impacting your mouth even though they are not causing you any pain or discomfort.
For example, having a tooth press on the roots of another tooth beneath the surface presents a problem that if left untreated may develop into an even bigger issue. And the reality is that the best time to remove a wisdom tooth is prior to it causing problems.
Get your wisdom teeth checked now at Finesse Dental by contacting our staff on 8824 4800 J