Why Are They Called Wisdom Teeth?

  Terms for third molars have dated back thousands of years.  Hippocrates refers to these teeth as sophronisteres, from the Greek sophron, meaning prudent.  So in Classical Greece, they were the prudent teeth. Later, in Rome, they were given the name dentes sapientiae, which literally translates as “teeth of wisdom.” This was the term first used in English, […]

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