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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Getting your wisdom teeth removed is a very common procedure that the majority of people have done. Your wisdom teeth—also called your third molars—don’t erupt until some people are nearing the end of their teenage years, and for others still, the teeth may not make an appearance until the early...
Wisdom teeth—those molars all the way in the back of your mouth that make an appearance in your latter teenage years—will need to be removed for the majority of people. Our jaws are much smaller today than they were thousands of years ago. Most people will have some type of problem with...
Over five million people have their wisdom teeth removed every year. The procedure is a common one and can be done by a qualified dentist or an oral surgeon. Experts estimate that nearly 85% of all people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent problems with their smile. However, no...
With so many people having their third molars removed, it’s natural to wonder why we have wisdom teeth and why they’re no longer necessary to us as a species.