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FAQs about Wisdom Teeth

  • April 20, 2022

FAQs about Wisdom Teeth

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically appear in the late teens or early twenties.

Why are they called “wisdom teeth”?

They are called “wisdom teeth” because they usually come in at a time when an individual is considered to be more mature and wise than they were as a child.

Do most people have wisdom teeth?

Yes, most people have wisdom teeth, but not everyone develops them.

What problems can wisdom teeth cause?

Wisdom teeth can cause a variety of problems, including impaction, infection, gum disease, tooth decay, and damage to surrounding teeth.

How do you know if your wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Your dentist will usually take an x-ray to determine if your wisdom teeth are causing any problems. If they are, your dentist may recommend that they be removed.

Is it painful to have wisdom teeth removed?

The procedure itself is generally not painful because you will be given anesthesia. However, there may be some discomfort during the recovery period.

How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

Recovery time varies, but most people feel back to normal within a week or two.

Can you eat solid foods after wisdom teeth removal?

You will likely need to stick to soft foods for a few days after the procedure, but you should be able to gradually resume eating solid foods as you start to feel better.

Can wisdom teeth grow back?

No, once your wisdom teeth are removed, they will not grow back.

Are there any risks associated with wisdom teeth removal?

Like any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved with wisdom teeth removal, such as bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. However, these risks are relatively rare.

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