Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Answer It's one of the best proofs we weren't intelligently designed :) If an engineer made as many mistakes designing a device he would be fired.Also: Our jaws used to be bigger. They have devolved but t... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth

If you have straight but gapped teeth and your wisdom teeth have not come out yet will the wisdom teeth help close the gaps when they erupt?

It might help a little, but if your father or mother have gapped teeth, you probably will too.Answer When your wisdom teeth will come out, if you have space, they might close some gaps between your... Read More »

What is the surgery like for removal of extra impacted wisdom teeth behind wisdom teeth that are already present?

It is very unusual to have two sets of wisdom teeth - are you sure? Removal is only required if problems occur and the teeth do not erupt normally. After surgery, there is commonly pain, swelling, ... Read More »

How many full adult teeth wxcluding any wisdom teeth should you have?


Can your wisdom teeth become infected while they are surfacing and if so how can you tell the difference between the pain from wisdom teeth surfacing and infection?

Answer: Clarification: 1.Does the infected wisdom teeth mean the wisdom tooth had a cavity while it was partially erupting and that there was no means for the tooth to be cleaned properly because m... Read More »