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Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

Often, as soon as they emerge, they need to be taken out by the best dentist in Mundelein, so why do we even have wisdom teeth anyway? Believe it or not, this is a fairly common question, especially for those of us who have had the unpleasant experience of having our wisdom teeth removed.

The truth about wisdom teeth lies far back in human history to the times before we had forks, knives, and cooking technology all dedicated to making our food easier to chew. Back in those times, humans needed the extra set of teeth which we call wisdom teeth so they could effectively chew their food.

The Progress of Evolution

As humans evolved, they developed to the point where wisdom teeth were no longer important. In fact, today, wisdom teeth are completely unnecessary. If you never develop wisdom teeth, which isn’t all that uncommon, you won’t have any problems. However, the reason we must get wisdom teeth removed by the best dentist in Mundelein is not because they’re useless. If that were the case, your dentist would simply leave them.

Rather, we must have wisdom teeth removed when they erupt because they can cause all sorts of dental health problems. Among other things, they can lead to gum infections, jawbone problems, or crowding of other teeth.

The Best Dentist in Mundelein at North Suburban Dental

Do you need to—or think you need to—get wisdom teeth removed? Give us a call at North Suburban Dental and we’ll get all your questions answered.

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