Wisdom teeth are completely unrelated to wisdom. They acquire their name because they usually “erupt” (burst through the gums and into the mouth) between the ages of 18 and 25. Because this is when individuals enter maturity, this is most likely where the word comes from. Because they are the third pair of teeth, they are referred to as third molars.
Do I get to keep my wisdom teeth?
Some people can keep it. Several factors influence whether or not a person can operate normally with wisdom teeth for the rest of their lives.
Despite the development of the species as a whole, certain people still have adequate room in their mouths for wisdom teeth. It’s no surprise that individuals still come in a variety of forms and sizes, and jaws are no exception. Many people have a large enough upper and lower jaw to allow fully formed wisdom teeth to emerge and operate correctly.
Wisdom Teeth Dimensions:
Wisdom tooth’s long-term viability is influenced by the teeth themselves. Many wisdom teeth have roots that are undeveloped and are smaller than regular molars. We do not suggest keeping this type of wisdom tooth since it does not add to chewing force and has a higher chance of tooth loss.
Wisdom teeth that are full-sized and have well-developed root systems can operate normally and sustain chewing
pressures. As a result, this type of wisdom tooth can be saved.
You should not try to maintain your wisdom teeth if you already have a high risk of developing new cavities. Wisdom teeth will always store more germs than the other teeth in your mouth, no matter how well you clean them. Those who are prone to cavities should have their wisdom teeth removed since they are a source of cavity-causing germs.
Risk of Gum Disease:
The bacteria that cause severe and persistent gum disease are adept at hiding in unexpected places in the mouth. One of those wonderful hiding places is the wisdom teeth. Getting rid of them helps you regulate your total bacterial load, which has an influence on gum disease, and so helps you fight it more effectively.