một răng khôn là gì?

cartoon of an impacted toothChúng ta đều biết rằng đối với hầu hết mọi người, răng khôn cần phải được loại bỏ để ngăn chặn vấn đề về răng nghiêm trọng! Nhưng bạn có bao giờ tự hỏi, những gì chính xác là một chiếc răng khôn? Răng khôn are the third set of molars that typically grow in during a person’s late teens/early twenties.

Tại sao họ gọi là “khôn ngoan” răng?

Formally known as “third molars”, wisdom teeth developed their name due to the late nature of their arrival, at an age where people are “wiser” than when their other teeth grow in (during childhood).

What is their purpose?

Hôm nay, wisdom teeth are no longer needed in order for us to process food. Back in the day, Tuy nhiên, when the human diet consisted of tough meats and fibrous vegetables, an extra molar was needed to break down food. Scientists have not discovered a common day use for wisdom teeth, as they are not needed for chewing modern food.

Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Qua nhiều năm, human jaws have become much smaller, making the space too crowded for wisdom teeth. Do đó, when wisdom teeth start growing in, they push on the teeth that have already established themselves. Once they start pushing on other teeth, the alignment of a person’s mouth is affected. Wisdom teeth can easily become “impacted”. This means that they are trapped underneath a person’s gums and are unable to fully erupt, which can be painful. Since wisdom teeth aren’t needed and can affect your smile and health negatively, we recommend that most people have them removed. For the few people that don’t get their wisdom teeth removed, serious dental health problems can occur down the road.

If you’re curious about the status of your wisdom teeth – contact us today at Số điện thoại truyền miệng và hàm mặt Phẫu thuật Shimane 510-885-8720 and we will go over your options with you!