Not just a year ago my wisdom was tucked tightly away in my mouth, just below the surface of my gums, bothering no one.
And then, last fall, it decided to emerge in the shape of three large, impacted teeth that had to come out.
Also, if the tooth partially erupts, food can get trapped in the gum tissue surrounding it, which can lead to bacteria growth and, possibly, a serious infection.
Wisdom teeth that do not erupt but remain tucked away can also lead to oral problems, such as crowding or displacement of permanent teeth.
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Kung, and Hadza ate a diet of primarily fat and to a lesser degree protein and carbohydrates.
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It searches deeper than conventional wisdom and recommendations that were constructed by a committee of government officials with no medical or dietary background. what we have eaten for millions of years, what has worked for us in the past, and what the current data supports.
The best time to get those suckers out is when the roots are about two-thirds formed, which is generally between the ages of 15 to 18.
Though I was…well, a lady never tells her age, but suffice it to say that for me, a weeks long lack of locution and a diet of soup and applesauce was worth no longer having pain in my jaw and food in my teeth.
Scientific literature has yet to be able to explain why the number of teeth per individual varies, but for those who do get these extraneous, or supernumerary, teeth, it can lead to all sorts of problems.
Because human jaws have become smaller throughout evolutionary history, when wisdom teeth form they often become impacted, or blocked, by the other teeth around them.