Category: Wisdom Teeth

The Growth and Extraction of Wisdom Teeth

A healthy human mouth typically grows 32 permanent teeth by early adulthood. Unfortunately, the average human mouth is only suited to hold 28 teeth comfortably. The last four teeth are known as wisdom teeth, or third molars. Although not everyone grows all or any of these teeth, when they do come in, they are frequently… Read more »

Why Wisdom Teeth Cause So Much Trouble

Wisdom teeth used to be considered a rite of passage of sorts, signifying the transition into young adulthood. However, wisdom teeth are more often considered a problem that causes increasing discomfort and complicates oral health care. In fact, because wisdom teeth cause so much trouble when they become impacted by other molars or your jawbone,… Read more »