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Losing wisdom tomorrow

Tomorrow I have a dentist appointment, I am having a wisdom tooth removed.

I have to ask,why do we need these teeth, if they cause so many people problems? I assume that they are something like tonsils or appendix's - something our body used to need, before we evolved. All the same, wisdom teeth confuse me. Mine is coming out because it is broken, and as only a small amount of it is above the surface of the game, the chip in it is quite difficult to repair, therefore easier to remove it.

Other people however, have theirs removed as it causes them a great deal of pain, trying to push through into an already crowded mouth, where there is no room for it. How has this happened? How have we evolved in such a way that our teeths structure has changed? I can only assume that there were a lot of people in a great deal of pain in time/ages gone by.

The bottom line is, will I lose any wisdom - the line on the next page however would probably tell you that I didn't have a great deal in the first place, so to proceed with caution! Roll on tomorrow afternoon, when the appointment is over.


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Comments

Koalemos wrote on January 8, 2015, 6:09 AM

Dentists do not bother me a great deal, although I do know that many people dread such visits.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on January 8, 2015, 12:23 PM

I had two removed this year, I was dreading it as I know in the UK often people are sent to hospital to have them out, but one of mine almost fell out and even the other which took a bit more pulling wasn´t bad.