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Why do they call wisdom teeth wisdom teeth?


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2011-07-01 04:00:28
2011-07-01 04:00:28

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


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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.

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

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

the wisdom teeth are the ones closest to your brain

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

A person can only have four wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth do not necessarily crowd teeth. Some people who have had their wisdom teeth removed still get crowding, while others that still have their third molars erupted or impacted do not have crooked teeth.

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

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

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.

There are four teeth that are referred to as Wisdom Teeth. They are actually molars.

Yes you can get braces having wisdom teeth, and the wisdom teeth will not get brackets put on them but it is best to get the wisdom teeth removed with in at least the first year of having your braces to avoid your teeth not being able to shift correctly

people have 0-8 wisdom teeth!

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

The teeth that are referred to as "wisdom teeth" are teeth numbered, 1, 16, 17, and 32. They are located the furthest in the back of the mouth. However, do not get these confused with the molars. The wisdom teeth come in where the gums are located.

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.

no they are wisdom teeth

An adult has 32 teeth. As a member of the family hominidae, and genus homo (human) we have the tooth formula, giving us 32 teeth including the m3's (wisdom teeth). Also considering that, as a genetic characteristic, some humans will never have wisdom teeth, it would be wrong to call this the normal number of teeth because neither formula is normal or abnormal.

No, just like you don't get your baby teeth back! You don't get your wisdom teeth back!

people have 4 molar teeth minus the wisdom teeth

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

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