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Why do we have wisdom teeth?

  1. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I have a dentist appointment today and I need them to have a look at my wisdom tooth on the right side, its killing me right now!
    Already had one grow in on the left side, was annoying but it seems there was enough room in my big mouth for it as once it came in it stopped being a bother. I think the dentist will have to pull this new one, lets just hope they don't have to pull both, thus taking all my wisdom!

    Seriously I wonder why we have these extra teeth, maybe a thousand years ago it would have been handy, probably would have lost a few teeth by this stage in my life so there would have been plenty of room for a new tooth. Seems reasonable to me but I have seen no 'authority' say that that is why we have wisdom teeth, instead they say its a mystery.

  2. wesleycox profile image81
    wesleycoxposted 8 years ago

    So we are smarter. LOL

    I think they are for grinding food better.  I don't really know.

  3. Mac Mission profile image58
    Mac Missionposted 8 years ago

    yep.... we dont know but its lucky to have ......

  4. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    they are a substitute 4 people that don't know how 2 use their brains lol

  5. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    They are just vestigial now because of evolution smile