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What is the purpose of wisdom teeth?

  1. AshleyRB profile image59
    AshleyRBposted 7 years ago

    What is the purpose of wisdom teeth?

  2. Rob Hanlon profile image60
    Rob Hanlonposted 7 years ago

    I thought I might have the answer to this but my wisdom teeth have been pulled ... sorry ;-}

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    In our ancestral environment teeth would wear out. It was an advantage to have some functional molars that erupted later in life because with no teeth your life expectancy was short.

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    No idea really, but I've noted that the human body continues to grow throughout life.  Hips get wider, feet get bigger.  I'm guessing it's because the mouth and jaw get larger and it's just part of the overall process.