Ever wondered why you have the wisdom tooth, or its purpose? Well, the Anthropologists believe the wisdom teeth to be the third set of molars, and also as an evolutionary answer to our ancestor’s early diet of course, they used to eat rough food like leaves, roots, nuts and meats, all of which required more chewing power. This eventually resulted in excessive wear of the teeth. The newer generations eat modern diet which is comparatively softer foods; they also have included the marvels of modern technologies such as forks, spoons and knives, which have made the need for wisdom teeth extinct. The evolutionary biologists now classify the wisdom teeth as vestigial organs, or parts of the body that have become functionless since evolution.
Now to tell you why the wisdom tooth can cause problems, let me begin with evolution again. Lately the human jaws have become smaller as we evolved, when wisdom teeth forms they often find contact with other teeth roots, or blocked, or get impacted. So if the tooth partially erupts, food can get stuck in the gum tissue surrounding it, which can lead to serious bacteria growth and, possibly, a serious infection over the period.
Take it off if it makes no sense, if done early you can avoid many mishaps later like delay in healing, fractures in the teeth etc. Though there are patients who have wisdom teeth and they function just as well as every other tooth in the mouth but the unexpected complications could develop. In case it doesn’t then you don’t have to go under the knife.
So to get rid of your wisdom teeth without any complications, visit us at SmileStation.