What to Expect with Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can cause serious damage to your smile, or they could come without causing problems. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth are some of the more unpredictable teeth.

  • Do you ever wonder how wisdom teeth got their name? Mostly, they earned their name because these teeth come in last, usually during the time that someone is 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? Are you worried that you might need to go through another wisdom tooth extraction? Fortunately, you don’ t have to worry about your tooth growing back. 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.
  • 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.

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