Everything you need to know
about Wisdom Teeth
The arrangement and purpose of teeth are used to classify them. A meal is torn into tiny bits by your front teeth, which are sharper, while your rear teeth, which are flatter, crush the food. The molars are these broader teeth. Each set of adult molars has four teeth on the top, bottom, and sides of the mouth. Adults have three sets of molars.
Humans grow their initial set of “baby” teeth from infancy through early adolescence, lose them, and then create a brand-new set of teeth that they will keep for the rest of their lives. However, just two sets of molars, totalling eight teeth, erupt at the same time as those adult teeth. Most adults begin to erupt their third set of molars, which are the furthest back, between the ages of 17 and 21. As they erupt last and when you’re “older and wiser,” these molars are more generally referred to as wisdom teeth.
This third pair of molars may have been necessary because of the harsh diets of our ancestors, who likely ate less soft meat than we can cook nowadays.