It’s understandable that you may not know much about your wisdom teeth. After all, some people don’t have them, some people have an easy experience with them, and they show up later than your other teeth. However, it’s important that you do become familiar with these third molars because if they do present any type of problem, choosing to remove them is always to your benefit. Ready to see what you do know, what you don’t know, and to learn a thing or two? A quiz should help.
Quiz Questions: True or False?
- True or False: Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars and they tend to come in when you are in your 40s.
- True or False: No matter the type of shape your third molars are in, we will always suggest extractions.
- True or False: If we remove your third molars, it’s important to replace them to ensure your chewing and speaking are not negatively impacted by the extractions.
- False. Your wisdom teeth are certainly your final teeth to develop, which has something to do with their name including the term “wisdom.” You are, after all, much wiser when these show up than when your first set of molars arrived. However, they generally make an appearance in your later teen years to early 20s.
- False. We only recommend removal of these teeth if they appear to present a problem (such as they are impacted or will harm nearby teeth). Or, if their location makes them too difficult to care for, we may suggest an extraction.
- False. You do not need these teeth. As a result, if we remove them, there is absolutely no reason to seek a tooth replacement. You will be able to simply recover and then go along on your merry way!