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Why do people call wisdom teeth wisdom teeth?


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2009-12-20 00:20:53
2009-12-20 00:20:53

Because they don't erupt until early adulthood -- the theoretical age at which one stops behaving like an idiot.

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

people have 0-8 wisdom teeth!

well it is the wisdom tooth but some people call it the 2nd molar tooth. And hope that answers your question.

The people that don't have wisdom teeth. Definitely not the unwise.

people have 4 molar teeth minus the wisdom teeth

Well, I do have wisdom teeth though I do not think you can really call it a wisdom tooth as you can only get wisdom teeth from the age of 17.

Children lose what most people call "baby teeth" which is basically every tooth in your mouth except for wisdom teeth.

Nope!! Plenty of people do not get wisdom teeth in their whole life!

No. Most people have wisdom teeth, but in some people they never develop. You only have to have your wisdom teeth removed if they become impacted. While this is not common, it does not happen to everyone.

4 wisdom teeth. But not everyone gets them. And not all people that DO get them have to get them removed!

Yes, wisdom teeth or 3rd molars are the most commonly missing or deformed teeth.

Most people require their wisdom teeth to be removed because they will shift the alignment of their other teeth, however if the wisdom teeth will not affect the other teeth they will not often be removed. Also 35% of the population will not develop wisdom teeth.

Not all people get their wisdom teeth. Some get all four wisdom teeth, some get just one, and others have some that never erupt.

yes they do it by drilling your teeth out

wisdom teeth do not cause crooked teeth

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop in between the ages 17 and 25. The number of teeth is from 0 to 4, some people newer develop wisdom teeth.

Usually, wisdom teeth began to hurt in middle school or early high school. Some people have a wide enough jaw that their wisdom teeth emerge with no trouble. However, most people don't have room for wisdom teeth to grow in. In this case, it is painful when the wisdom teeth try to emerge, and you will need to have your wisdom teeth removed via oral surgery.

Your wisdom teeth are the teeth in the waaayy back of your mouth, top & bottom. Some people lose them, some people don't. They usually don't fall out, though.

100% Babies are never born with wisdom teeth.

Not necessarily. Teeth tend to become more crowed as we age, especially the lower front teeth. This happens in some people regardless of whether they have wisdom teeth or not. Therefore, removing the wisdom teeth, solely for the purpose of hoping to get naturally straighter teeth, won't work.

Wisdom teeth do not always require removal. Many people have wisdom teeth that have erupted normally and have not caused any problems. In some cases, however, wisdom teeth may be impacted. This means that there is not enough space in the jaw for the teeth to come in normally or to come in at all. Impacted wisdom teeth can become infected or interfere with other teeth. To prevent such problems impacted wisdom teeth are often removed.

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

yes they have two extra wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth begin to come in between the ages of 17 into the mid twenties. Many people must get their wisdom teeth removed due to lack of room in their mouth.

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