Wisdom teeth grow at the mouth back, behind the molars. They are present at the top and the bottom. Wisdom teeth grow sideways, crooked, or can be misaligned. They can push other teeth which can lead to the issue of misalignment and overcrowding. In this guide, we will tell you in detail about the wisdom teeth.
Individuals between the age of 17 and 21 will develop the 3rd set of molars which are known as wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are flat teeth which are called molars. In early adolescence, humans will have the first set, lose them, & then get the new set. After that, there will be a pause and then in early adulthood, the final set of teeth will emerge. These are called wisdom teeth and they are the last one to emerge. Given below is detailed information about the wisdom teeth shared by our dentist.
How usually people get wisdom teeth?
Firstly, the baby will have 20 teeth which will erupt and fall out. After that, the permanent teeth grow.
- By the age of 6, the first set of molars become visible
- By the age of 12, the second set of molars become visible
- Before 21, the final set of molars i.e. wisdom teeth will be visible.
Even the wisdom teeth have evolved with time, so many people do not even get them. If someone even has them, they might be completely unnecessary. So, if someone says they did not have the molar teeth then it won’t be surprising at all.
One of the studies has found that around 53% of people had their one wisdom teeth and it is more common in men. However, if you are not able to see them then it does not mean you do not have any.
In some cases, they do not erupt and become visible. This is where the X-ray will help to confirm the presence of wisdom teeth under the gums.
Can wisdom teeth cause problems?
Whether it is visible or not, it can cause oral health issues. Wisdom teeth that have not erupted through gums are known as impacted. The wisdom teeth which have not erupted can cause more issues than the visible wisdom teeth. So, make sure to visit the dental clinic at the right time.
What is the need for wisdom teeth removal?
Problems linked with wisdom teeth include:
- Crooked teeth
- Wisdom teeth in sideways
- Severe problem of tooth decay
- Crowded teeth
- Jaw pain
- Gums have cysts and possibly tumors
In the above-mentioned cases, it is essential to remove the wisdom teeth. For teenagers, wisdom teeth removal surgery is essential. This way the potential problem can be stopped at an early stage.
Make sure to talk to your doctor for a better understanding of what needs to be done as per your condition.