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Facts You Didn’t Know About Wisdom Teeth

An image of a woman with brunette hair biting a green apple.There are many questions surrounding wisdom teeth, why some people get them, why some don’t and what the point of them actually is. The latest blog post from Love-Teeth Dental Practice discusses wisdom teeth in further detail, giving you more insight into these molars.


According to the NHS, most people have all of their permanent teeth between the ages of 12 and 14. However, the wisdom teeth may begin to appear anywhere between the ages of 17 and 25 in most cases.

Will I Get Wisdom Teeth?

Not everyone will get wisdom teeth and the gene PAX9 plays a large role in determining if you will have these teeth come through. In some cases, only two of the teeth may develop whilst the other two never fully appear.

Are Wisdom Teeth a Problem?

The short answer to this question is no. Whilst some people do experience problems with their wisdom teeth, not everyone does and they can live happily in the mouth without causing any issues.

Wisdom teeth may cause issues if there is no room for them to grow and they become impacted. If the molar is difficult to clean and becomes decayed or begins to cause you pain, you may want or need the tooth taken out.

Are Wisdom Teeth Useful?

Wisdom teeth were useful in prehistoric times when humans would largely survive on meat that required a lot of chewing. Now our pallets are a bit more refined, our third molars don’t actually play much of a role anymore.

Love-Teeth Dental Practice

Here at Love-Teeth Dental Practice, we provide a wide range of both general and cosmetic dental treatments to help you feel your very best.

If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth, please book an appointment with us today. Call 0161 773 7080 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.

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