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The Wisdom Tooth

The Wisdom Tooth

Published on: - By: Carlos Brian Hernandez

Your grandson recently came to visit you, your grandson explains to you that that lately he has been experiencing jaw pain. You take your grandson to the dentist and the dentist explain that your grandson’s wisdom teeth are coming out. From here your dentist offers you a few tips to relieve your dental pain. But what are wisdom teeth?

The Wisdom Tooth

The wisdom tooth is the third set of molars located on the back of our teeth, this particular set of molars usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Of course there are always some exceptions where wisdom teeth appear at an earlier or later age.

Unfortunately today’s mouths are too small, many people today barely have enough room for their first 28 teeth and the addition of 4 teeth can cause space problems. If all adult teeth are present and healthy, the eruption of wisdom teeth can cause crowding or displacement of permanent teeth t and pain. An additional problem that wisdom teeth can cause, is that these come out impacted.

For more information we invite you to read our post: Impacted Teeth

Problems with Wisdom Teeth

Not everyone has problems with the rupture of their wisdom teeth, you might have enough space for the wisdom teeth to come through properly. However, if wisdom teeth are causing you problems, we invite you to visit Sani Dental Group, here our professional dentist will be able to diagnose your oral problem and offer you the best solution you need.

During diagnosis our dentist might determine that the best solution is to extract your wisdom teeth, if so then we invite you to read our post: Dental Treatment: Tooth Extraction

Why do we have Wisdom Teeth?

There are several opinions regarding this question. Anthropologists believe wisdom teeth were used by our early ancestors to satisfy their consumption needs. It is believe that our early diet involve more rough foods, thing like: leaves, nuts, raw meats and/or roots – these foods require more chewing compare with the foods we eat today.

Thanks to modern technologies (forks, spoons and knives or fire), foods have become softer and have made the need for wisdom teeth practically non-existent. Yet, wisdom teeth can assist us when we are older, as these will be new and strong compare to our other adult teeth.

You can’t stop wisdom teeth from growing, but you can apply some home remedies to get relief in the pain. Here is a list of items that can help you get rid of wisdom teeth pain.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Black Pepper
  • Chewing Gum
  • Echinacea
  • Ice Pack
  • Mouth Wash
  • Olive Oil
  • Peppermint
  • Salt
  • Salt Water Solution
  • Vinegar
  • Whiskey

Keep in mind that if pain continues or worsens the best option to recovery is to visit the dentist, come to Sani Dental Group, here in our team of professional dentists can protect your teeth and reduce/prevent oral pain.

Our dental clinic is the largest clinic in Los Algodones and one of the best dental clinics in the country. Sani Dental Group is recognized by numerous media networks and the NPR even made a special report. Como to Los Algodones and experience firsthand all the city has to offer you!

Carlos Brian Hernandez

Marketing Associate
Cal State San Bernardino Alumni

Disclaimer: All content shown in this blog and in any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. Any recommendations are based on personal, not professional, opinion only. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern about their dental care and treatments, please contact us directly. For more information please read our Disclaimers and FAQ pages.

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