Why do people use the term “wisdom teeth”  to refer to our third molars?

This last set of molars earned the label “wisdom teeth” for one reason:

When these finally develop, it generally happens during an age of enlightenment.

Though wisdom teeth can develop at different times, generally speaking, this phase happens around the ages of 17-25 years old.

Why Are Wisdom Teeth Commonly Removed?

It’s easy to assume that dentists recommend taking our wisdom teeth out for the sake of profit, but this is not the case.

When our wisdom teeth finally decide to make a breatkthrough, it’s very hard to ignore. Just ask anyone who experienced this rite of passage.

Several medical studies suggest that roughly 85% of all wisdom tooth are extracted due to the problems associated with them.

The majority become impacted, and minus the pain, impacted wisdom teeth can also affect our oral hygeine as it becomes difficult to get in between hard-to-reach places.

The Root Causes of Wisdom Tooth Pain

In addition to impacted wisdom teeth, the following issues are frequently observed by dentists:

  • Caries
  • Dental Pulp Inflammation
  • Pericoronitis

Different treatments are available for each and a qualified dental provider can make the most appropriate recommendation after a thorough assessment is done.

Paying for Wisdom Tooth Extractions and Care

The million dollar question on everyone’s mind when wisdom teeth finally begin to surface is:

How much is the cost of treatment?

Fortunately, affordable dental plans are available at Avia Dental to significantly reduce the out-of-pocket costs of wisdom tooth removals, whether you are insured, uninsured, or underinsured.

Make the Wise Choice

Sign up for an Avia Dental plan today to cut out-of-pocket (OOP) costs at the dentist instantly. Find a low-cost dental provider nearby with the convenient in-network search tool.

To learn more, call 1(888) 431- 2273.