Wisdom teeth are the most prominent of all the teeth. Wisdom teeth are unique in many ways and have their own meaning. We will be discussing different aspects of wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth extraction becomes necessary due to the painful process of developing them. They can take anywhere from a few months up to several years to fully develop, and their bearer must endure a lot of pain.
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Each tooth in the mouth has a name to help you identify them. The wisdom tooth is located on the rearmost side of the mouth. There is one at each end. There can be up to four wisdom teeth total.
Wisdom teeth develop in the late teens. This is a sign that the teen has finally become wise. This is a common belief, and there is no scientific evidence to support it.
Some people have all four wisdom teeth while others only have one or two. Most people have only two fully developed or semi-developed wisdom teeth.
These teeth were believed to have been useful in chewing raw food in the early days of man's existence when he was still a nomadic hunter-gatherer. These teeth became less useful as man became more civilized and developed better cooking methods. They can develop later and, in certain cases, may not develop at all.