Wisdom teeth usually come in during our late teens or early 20s. They can cause problems, such as coming in unevenly, partially, or not at all. When this happens, they’re called partial or fully impacted wisdom teeth. Most of the time, the solution is to extract them, and at 12 Oaks Dental in Austin we’re here to make the experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
In addition to this common knowledge, there are some other interesting facts about wisdom teeth that you might not know.
Some regions in the world never develop wisdom teeth, and in other areas, nearly 100% of the people develop their wisdom teeth! Scientists don’t know why although the phenomenon is being studied.
Impacted wisdom teeth are an ancient problem. The oldest known impacted wisdom tooth belonged to an unfortunate European woman who lived roughly 15,000 years ago.
The most important fact about wisdom teeth is that if you experience any pain or soreness, call our Austin dental office at 512.346.5196 as soon as possible. Even if your wisdom teeth come in without problems, they can be a challenge to care for and prone to cavities. Keeping up with regular dental visits can help us determine if there are any potential problems with your wisdom teeth, and if extractions are necessary. If you’re due for a dental checkup, give us a call today!