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Have you already had your wisdom teeth pulled out? Are you worried because another is erupting or because no tooth seems to be growing? Have you heard that every wisdom tooth eventually needs to be pulled? To help separate fact and fiction, we’re happy to list five interesting facts on wisdom teeth. .

  • Have you ever thought about how wisdom teeth got their name? It’s because these teeth come in last, typically when you are between 17 and 25 years old. This time period is often called the “Age of Wisdom”—hence, the origins of their name.
  • Some people are born without a tooth in their jawbone. Usually this can be a problem. But with wisdom teeth you may be better off if you are missing one or more. In fact, nearly 25% of the population is completely missing at least one of their wisdom tooth
  • Have you heard that your wisdom teeth could grow back? Fortunately, this isn’t true. However, there are some people who are born with one or more extra wisdom teeth. This is a rare occurrence, usually appearing in only 1-2% of the population.

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