Do we really need to get our wisdom teeth removed? And what takes place after your wisdom teeth are removed? Do they just come back?

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Do we really need to get our wisdom teeth removed? And what takes place after your wisdom teeth are removed? Do they just come back?

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Well mine came in sideways and busted through my gums and made it hard to eat/talk. So in my case yes, i needed them removed. There are some people that have them and they come in like normal teeth though.

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I’ll chime in here. Some people don’t have their wisdom teeth removed. In my case, I only have two wisdom teeth in the first place. And they’re facing down enough that they don’t impact my other teeth in a drastic way. I do have two crooked teeth because my wisdom teeth come in at a little bit of an angle, but it was never going to cause me any real harm, so the dentist left them in.

nothing takes their place. wisdom teeth are like your other adult teeth, they just don’t fit well since our jaws have shrunk. this means they can grow in wrong and damage their neighbors

In times past, we used to do a lot of tearing with our mouths, which over time pulled the lower jaw forward – when the moth was closed, the front teeth would have met evenly. Now, because we don’t tear like that anymore, we all have overbites – our top teeth are further forward than the lower.

This means that there is less space in the lower jaw for wisdom teeth – so, often, they don’t fit any more. When the wisdom teeth come up, they don’t have enough room, and often they “impact” against the teeth in front of them – so they end up being slanted at ~45 degrees, with the front under the tooth in front of it and the back above the gum line. This in itself is painful and a problem. On top of that the upper wisdoms then have no lower teeth to press against and end up coming out crooked

This is one scenario, others are possible, but it’s what happened to me. Nothing takes their place – though my gum is a bit higher where they used to be. There really isn’t enough space for anything there because if I move my jaw other things need that space to move – they were very painful. They never come back (thank god)