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Do Wisdom Teeth Make Me Smarter?

Wisdom teeth are something that just about everyone will have to deal with in their lifetime. No, they do not make you smarter, and they actually get their name because they appear in your mouth later on in life when you have more wisdom, usually in your late teens or early twenties. One way or another as either your mouth has enough room for them to grow in or they do not. If your mouth is large enough to allow for them to grow in without any issues, you will simply have your third and final set of molars to enjoy to use for grinding and chewing food. Like most of us, your mouth is not large enough for your wisdom teeth to come in and will need to be removed. Let’s explain why.

 

Why Do They Usually Need To Be Removed?

  • Impacted
    • Wisdom teeth that do not have enough room to grow, they will, of course, grow anyway, this will cause them to become impacted under your gum line. This will cause extreme pain, and if you are able to deal with the pain and avoid getting them removed, they will continue to grow further causing damage to your neighboring teeth and nerve damage.
  • Crooked
    • Very rarely do wisdom teeth grow in straight, and if they do, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of us, they will grow in crooked possibly causing your wisdom tooth to partially become exposed over the gum line. This again will be very uncomfortable and will cause pain doing the simplest task, such as chewing and eating.

Is It Painful When They Are Removed?

The answer is no. Do not listen to people who tell you otherwise as the pain you will feel if you avoid getting them removed will by far exceed the pain you endure from getting them removed. And let’s be honest, it is 2019, we are overqualified to remove these teeth and have been doing so for yours. Depending on how severe your situation is, we will offer either a local anesthetic or sedation to remove your wisdom teeth to ensure that you are completely comfortable during the entire process.

Solberg & Miller Dentistry Can Help

No matter what condition your wisdom teeth are in, Solberg & Miller Dentistry can provide you with a customized treatment plan to restore your dental health. To learn more about your treatment options, visit Solberg & Miller Dentistry in Altamonte Springs, FL. To schedule an appointment, call (407) 636-2402 or request an appointment online.