The Wisdom of Removing Wisdom Teeth

teeth, health, smile,dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthBack in our ancestry, wisdom teeth were necessary for chewing tough foods like roots and meat, but are largely unnecessary in the modern world. Rather than being of benefit, wisdom teeth can cause problems –especially if they erupt improperly through the gums or become impacted.

For these reasons many people opt to have the dentist extract them rather than risk potential future dental problems.

Impacted wisdom teeth can:

– Be painful

– Become infected

– Cause other dental problems

An x-ray at the dentist will show where your wisdom teeth are and if they are impacted and whether they should be removed or not. Further reading on the topic can be found at