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Why are wisdom teeth so called?

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They are generally thought to be called wisdom teeth because they appear so late - much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably "wiser" than as a child, when the other teeth erupt.

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Wisdom teeth are called wisdom teeth because you get them usually around 18 when you are a legal adult.


The "Wisdom teeth" are technically called the 3rd molars.


Wisdom teeth start to erupt at about 18 years of age. Thus the term wisdom teeth.


They are generally thought to be called wisdom teeth because they appear so late-much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably wiser than as a child, when the other teeth erupt.


No. They are just called your wisdom teeth, and they don't effect anything like that that determines if you are wise or not.


Because they give you wisdom


Molars come first. Wisdom teeth are the last natural teeth to appear in the mouth. Wikipedia explains: "They are generally thought to be called wisdom teeth because they appear so late-much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably 'wiser' than as a child, when the other teeth erupt."


Wisdom teeth have nothing to do with thinking. They are probably called that because they appear later on in life when one is supposed to be "wise". They are vestigial and serve no purpose whatsoever. Just like our tail bone is a vestigial organ so are the wisdom teeth in man.


Your dentist can take a special x-ray called a panoral. This will give a good view of all your teeth, including any potential wisdom teeth. This will tell the dentist the likelihood of you getting your wisdom teeth.


What are you talking about of course you can because when I was 10 I already had my wisdom teeth so yeah you can!


They are called "eights" ~ extra wisdom teeth, which is uncommon. I had 2 on my upper set which I had removed. Consider yourself "special"=) I also have two more wisdom teeth in upper part


the wisdom teeth are the ones closest to your brain


there are only 4 wisdom teeth. If you're wisdom teeth is causing pain or discomfort, visit Wisdomteethsydney.com.au


We have 32 teeth in total The normal complement of teeth in adult humans (including wisdom teeth) is 32. Some people do not get wisdom teeth (3rd molars) and their normal dentition is 28. 20 baby teeth that fall out, then 32 adult teeth that are successors to the baby teeth, 4 of the adult teeth are wisdom teeth, people are frequently missing 1 or more wisdom teeth, but they can also have extra wisdom teeth. As far as the front teeth, the most commonly missing front teeth are laterals, they are also sometimes small and called peg laterals. Supernumerary teeth, e.g. the extra wisdom teeth mentioned earlier, can also be found in the front, usually between the two centrals and called a mesiodens.


So long as they're healthy and not causing problems with your jaw, there's no need to have wisdom teeth removed. Everyone's teeth are different, so any decision to keep or remove wisdom teeth should be made in conjunction with your dentist and/or orthodontist.


Extra wisdom teeth happen from time to time. They may be small like your premolars or full sized molars. These extra teeth are called distodens.


Yes and eventually your Wisdom Teeth, which are behind the molars, will grow in.




they can and they don't some kid have there mouth grow faster and the wisdom teeth come but some kids there'sgrow slowly so the possibly answer is yes and nothe girl with wisdom teeth at 6


32 if you count wisdom teeth, also called 3rd molars 28 if you are born without wisdom teeth or have them removed due to lack of room


I don't think wisdom teeth can do that. I've haven't got wisdom teeth yet but that never happened to my parents so maybe if you are getting that you should see a doctor and/or a dentist.


28, not including wisdom teeth. With wisdom teeth, 32.


Yes. These are called wisdom teeth, and if they are giving you trouble, you can have them removed.


An adult human theoretically can have 32 teeth, but four of those are wisdom teeth, which almost everyone has removed. So 28 teeth is the most likely answer, if the person still has all of their (non-wisdom) teeth.



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