November 30, 2016
As a dentist for wisdom tooth extractions in Williamsville, one of the top questions we hear regarding the wisdom teeth is how they received their name. Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars, received their name in the Nineteenth Century because it is said you are wiser when your wisdom teeth come in. In most cases, wisdom teeth erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. As a result, you are said to be more mature as your reach adulthood, so you are “wiser” when your wisdom teeth erupt than when the other teeth came in. Whether you feel wise or not, it is not uncommon for the wisdom teeth to cause problems, leading to extraction. As your family dentist in Williamsville, we provide wisdom teeth extractions for various situations.