Information About Wisdom Teeth

Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Contrary to the name, these teeth do not provide any additional wisdom to our patients, although it would be nice if they did! Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last teeth to emerge in your mouth. In the time of our ancestors, these teeth were used to help chew raw meat as well as fruits and vegetables. Now that we cook our food, these teeth are no longer necessary. In fact, many older teens and adults have their wisdom teeth removed.