Wisdom teeth are the most misunderstood teeth. The third molar is another name. While the average person knows what to expect with their other teeth, many of them have lots of questions about their wisdom teeth.
Some of the common questions people ask are, what are wisdom teeth, why are they called wisdom teeth, at what age should we get a wisdom tooth, when is the right time for a wisdom tooth to be removed from your mouth and what happens if you don’t get your wisdom tooth pulled out?
Without clear, comprehensive answers to these questions, many people just think of wisdom teeth as a painful problem they will eventually face. In this post, we’ll show you the facts on wisdom teeth. Let’s get cracking.
Dr. Michael McDermott earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Chemistry and Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He followed his undergraduate degrees with a doctorate in dental surgery at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with highest distinction.
Dr. Mike then furthered his dental education by earning a masters and certificate in Orthodontics at the University of St. Louis in Missouri.