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I have always wondered, why do we have wisdom teeth, if they just end up being pulled out?

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In brief: Evolution

Ancient humans had smaller heads and larger jawbones.
In a larger mouth, there was plenty of room for all 32 teeth. As mankind evolved, brain size increased and jaw size decreased, tooth size remained approximately the same. Less room for all the teeth.

In brief: Evolution

Ancient humans had smaller heads and larger jawbones.
In a larger mouth, there was plenty of room for all 32 teeth. As mankind evolved, brain size increased and jaw size decreased, tooth size remained approximately the same. Less room for all the teeth.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Discrepancy

Discrepancy between tooth size and jaw size.
Perhaps due to crossbreeding between difference humans geographically For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

In brief: Discrepancy

Discrepancy between tooth size and jaw size.
Perhaps due to crossbreeding between difference humans geographically For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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