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How are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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For many people, when they see their Eugene dentist, they might tell you that the wisdom tooth needs to be removed. This might be scary, and people might wonder if they really need it removed, or if you can leave it alone. While it is up for debate in the medical community, it’s important to learn about it, and you’ll learn of the process of wisdom teeth and why they might be removed.
Now, these wisdom teeth are four molars that are behind your adult molars. They’re teeth that are only in the adult form, and you only get one set of them. There is only one set because early humans were likely to use the molars a lot, so the wisdom teeth are essentially a backup. However, as diets changed, with less tough, fibrous foods that could wear this down, you don’t really need them as much. Along with that, early humans had much larger skulls, which means that nowadays, we don’t need to have these teeth since often it crowds us. More and more people are getting them removed, so it’s not somethi…