Interesting Wisdom Teeth Facts
If you are looking for wisdom teeth removal in Melbourne, Florida then call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steve Sedaros and his oral surgery associates.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. Wisdom teeth removal is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt.
FunTrivia.com shared a few of these interesting facts concerning the wisdom teeth:
- While most people are, in fact, born with 4 wisdom teeth, it is actually rather common to be born with zero.
- The wisdom teeth are usually referred to as the third molar teeth. Third molar teeth are called “wisdom” teeth because usually they come in when a person is between the ages of 17 and 21, or older.
- Dry sockets develop when the blood clot at the site of surgery disintegrates or is dislodged. It is important to treat the surgical sites with care, and to follow the surgeon’s instructions in the days following the surgery, so as not to cause the blood clots to become dislodged.
When you need an oral surgeon in Melbourne, FL to take a look at your wisdom teeth then call our office at (321) 610-7868 to schedule an appointment!