Despite their name, wisdom teeth have nothing to do with our grey matter, and in medical terms, they are referred to as the third set of molars in the human mouth. Although removal of wisdom teeth is a standard procedure to protect the mouth, patients should always follow the advice of their dentist or surgeon to help with recovery and to avoid serious infection.
Wisdom teeth are last to erupt. There are one to four wisdom teeth (it may vary from one person to another), and they occur between the ages of around 17 to 25 (this may also differ).
- Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that grow in your mouth.
- The growth of wisdom teeth can bring infection, swelling and severe pain. The best thing to do is to contact a dentist for removal immediately.
- After the extraction process, you will experience some bleeding and swelling, but it will all subside in a couple of days, and your pain will be all gone.
“The reason for wisdom teeth surgery is simply because either the patient does not have space in the jawbone for the teeth to erupt, or the wisdom teeth could be growing in the wrong position.”