Could you use a complimentary gift card to Amazon or some of your favorite local restaurants? We’ll give one to every Dorosti Dental patient who refers a friend to us! They just need to list your name on their initial patient work when they come to our office for their first visit. Questions? Just call us: 740/452-3697.
What is a wisdom tooth?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of permanent molars most people get in their late teens or early twenties. The wisdom tooth gets its name from erupting at a more mature age, following the saying “with age comes wisdom.”
Why do we have wisdom teeth?
This is a common question considering most people have their wisdom teeth extracted and some people are even congenitally missing one or more wisdom tooth in the first place. Wisdom teeth exist because our earliest ancestors survived on a coarse diet of raw meat, nuts, roots, plants, etc. Since these people did not have the tools to conveniently cut, chop, bake, and boil their food, a broad jaw with several strong molars was required to eat. This larger jaw could easily accommodate the third set of molars that were a huge asset to chewing their rough diet.
Over time, the human jaw evolved, becoming much smaller in size as today’s food preparation allows us to consume food with far less effort from our jaws and teeth. The smaller jawbone of the modern human cannot always fit all 32 teeth properly, resulting in the common practice of having your wisdom teeth extracted.
How do I know if my Wisdom Teeth need to be removed?
The best way to know if your wisdom teeth are correctly positioned in your mouth or if they are impacted, is to come in to Dorosti Family Dental for a check-up. We’ll be happy to answer any additional questions you have at that time.
To schedule an appointment, call 740/452-3697.
Could you use a Kindle Fire? For every friend that you refer to Dorosti Family Dental before November 17, you’ll snag a $25 Gift Card (to either Amazon or the Darden Restaurant Group) AND you’ll be entered into our giveaway for a new Kindle Fire! The person who refers the most new patients to us during the time period, will win the Kindle. In the event that we have several patients who refer an equal number of new patients to us, we’ll do a drawing. Our new patient friends will also receive a gift: a new mug and a lotto ticket!