Why Do Wisdom Teeth Suck?

  • Published on Oct 14, 2018
  • Every year, 5 million Americans have their wisdom teeth removed. These pesky molars can cause infections tooth decay, and even tumors. The problem? Wisdom teeth often can’t fit in our mouths. But that wasn’t always the case. Early human ancestors used these teeth to grind up tough, uncooked food.
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    Why Do Wisdom Teeth Suck?
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  • alma miranda
    alma miranda 16 hours ago +1

    IM SCARED THIS IS Terrifying

  • May Blossom
    May Blossom 17 hours ago

    wisdom teeth suck for ignorant dumb ppl only coz they bring wisdom and they can't bear it

  • Emee Clemente
    Emee Clemente 18 hours ago

    My wisdom tooth was removed last year when i was fifth grade

    Thats why i came from 1st to 5th place in honors

  • Nastu Dragneel
    Nastu Dragneel Day ago

    My wisdom teeth actually fit in my mouth

    I only have three of them but lucky for me that my 12 year molar grew in the empty space

  • Fin Gamer
    Fin Gamer Day ago

    Im lucky cause, i have four spaces that have no tooth there and my wisdom teeth are gonna go there... so i dont need to worry. 😎😂

  • Cool dude
    Cool dude Day ago +1

    Im 11 and i have 2 wisdom teeth 😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Massood Sam
    Massood Sam Day ago +1

    Is it okay that i grew all of mine at 10??

    Had alot of stuff to fix it

  • GDCilia
    GDCilia Day ago

    I won't develop any wisdom teeth

  • MyaPlays ROBLOX
    MyaPlays ROBLOX Day ago

    i have infected tooth right now but lucky it was just starting.

    KODAMAKUN9 Day ago

    Wow that tooth was standing wearing glasses

  • HuffyPlayz MC
    HuffyPlayz MC Day ago

    I had mine removed today. Not looking forward to the next couple days, as apparently the pain will get much worse. Yaaaaaaay

  • Anoobius
    Anoobius Day ago +1

    I'm 14 and I have it

  • Rinnie xo
    Rinnie xo Day ago

    *notices has a wisdom tooth growing*

  • rose cepillo
    rose cepillo Day ago

    i actually counted my teeth after watching this... dude im 26 and this is my firat time counting my own teeth hahaha.. and i found out that im one of the 38% of people who doesnt grow 4 wisdom teeth.. i only got 2 and they look healthy to me lol

  • karl nukka
    karl nukka Day ago

    The back of My mouth has alot of room,so EVEN IF they grow in the future,there's room

  • karl nukka
    karl nukka Day ago

    Ive never had wisdom teeth

    Get rekt skrubs

  • Lucy Chapman
    Lucy Chapman Day ago

    Lolz I don’t need my wisdom teeth removed cuz I had my back 4 teeth taken out yay 😂

  • Mohammed Abulnasr

    i got wisdom teeth when im 6 yrs old

  • Drus 13
    Drus 13 Day ago

    I wish I became one of te 34% of people that can’t have Wisdom Teeth coz im 9 and I am “bungi” (a filipino word for loose teeth and broken too)
    God help me

  • YveltalGaming HD

    I don't my wisdom teeth removed If I let the doctor take me my family is gonna be poor unless is sell em

    Edit:i rather die

  • Heather RaeStrickland

    I was born without wisdom teeth but the unlike thing is I'm probably going to have to get rid of all my teeth just because of hereditary oral dysfunctions that runs in the family possibly before I'm 35 because life is a strange mistress

  • Miss Wednesday
    Miss Wednesday 2 days ago

    I'm actually one of the 38% of people who didn't develop all 4 of my Wisdom Teeth =)

  • Parth Vibhandik
    Parth Vibhandik 2 days ago

    Can using chewing gum regularly since childhood increase our jaw size and give space to the wisdom teeth?

  • susanna wang
    susanna wang 2 days ago

    I just started growing my second wisdom tooth at 25 no pain thank God but I noticed I bled a bit after brushing my teeth but cud not feel any pain.

  • Creative Void
    Creative Void 2 days ago

    I actually don't have any wisdom teeth. -_-

  • Bug Rescue - 3 -
    Bug Rescue - 3 - 2 days ago

    Make sure this comment gets *no* likes
    and no, this is not to get likes

  • Soupy Soda
    Soupy Soda 2 days ago

    Why does did the wisdom tooth go to heaven?!?!?

  • Yonatane Dereje
    Yonatane Dereje 2 days ago

    I have a wisdom teeth and I don’t care because my teeth the other teeth fell out LOL I don’t need to CARE YAY I WONT HAVE TO PY 3 BILLON DOLLARS

  • national socialism
    national socialism 3 days ago

    That wisdom tooth looks like he's plotting something evil

  • DaveThePig - Gaming
    DaveThePig - Gaming 3 days ago

    1:24 HAAAA I was 10 when they came in

  • Cem il
    Cem il 3 days ago

    I am 22 y.o and still got no wisdom teeth, is it possible that they will grow after this age?

  • Bla Bla
    Bla Bla 4 days ago

    We don’t have to pay for taking those out at my place BIATCHH

  • awesome girl
    awesome girl 4 days ago

    1:20 lies I’m under that age and I’m growing mine

  • Its GreninjaYT
    Its GreninjaYT 4 days ago

    I am nine years old and I have wisdom teeth

  • Genji Shimada
    Genji Shimada 5 days ago

    This is gonna hurt as hell when I get them out...

    Please help me.

  • laylaplayzzroblox **

    i’ve already gotten all four of my wisdom teeth out and i’m thirteen

  • Helga Goeth
    Helga Goeth 5 days ago

    I've got all 4 wisdom teeth a full set of teeth

  • Precilla Ly
    Precilla Ly 5 days ago +2

    Wisdom teeth just died after food get bad from mouth and turn into angel! 2:09

    MR TURTLE 5 days ago

    I got a wisdom tooth. It doesn't hurt or seeing anything odd on my teeth. But should I remove it or just leave it?

  • lyhthegreat
    lyhthegreat 5 days ago

    I used to have my wisdom tooth, when it took it out my IQ plummeted...

  • darrell perez
    darrell perez 6 days ago

    I got mine pulled today and it hurt

  • Jackie Chan
    Jackie Chan 6 days ago

    No problem from wisdom teeth.

  • TheWooHoo Gamer
    TheWooHoo Gamer 6 days ago

    But but you won’t have any wisdom when u get it removed.

  • DavidRock GamerZ
    DavidRock GamerZ 6 days ago

    1:28 my wisdom teeth started to grow at 11.5 years old

  • Marco
    Marco 6 days ago

    So painful.. I still have pain from Wednesday when I removed my last 2 wisdom teeth. The lower ones were under the gum and under the bone. You can't even imagine... days and days of painkillers and 2 big swollen cheeks.

  • Jonathan LaPointe
    Jonathan LaPointe 6 days ago

    Pretty sure we've been cooking food for longer than seven thousand years and I'm also pretty sure our Jaws have not changed in that 7,000 years as well. Where did this information come from?

  • Lightning Farron
    Lightning Farron 7 days ago

    I didn't know that they suck, i cant feel any pain or anything :/

  • Hola Amigas and amigos, estamanos bien

    If only be could move our wisdom teeth

  • Itz_Yandere-Ashley Playz animefan

    Im just 10 im sure i dont have a wisdomtooth but i feel like i have one

  • MythicalSoul
    MythicalSoul 7 days ago

    I don't have a wisdom teeth

  • Astheticallÿ płeasing

    I chipped my wisdom tooth

  • Crazy Turtlez
    Crazy Turtlez 8 days ago

    I got my wisdom teeth at 14 years old

  • Lil person Takes L s

    My friend got her’s when she was third grade

  • cookie 86
    cookie 86 8 days ago

    i like the club animation part 🌸keep going!

  • aikuaic ;
    aikuaic ; 8 days ago

    13 year old here, i’ll update this comment every year until i see a wisdom tooth pop up.

  • JessicaSnowFox Gaming!

    Atleast I have a huge jaw

  • Jon LaFontaine
    Jon LaFontaine 8 days ago

    Well, my wisdom teeth were growing in at 45° angles and pressed up against my second molars.
    It was very much essential to remove them because they were putting stress on my visible teeth while also causing me to have a lot of pain. The controversial aspect of it IS unfortunately a real concern. Even though the surgery was a success for me, one side seems to have some kind of lasting damaged effect. I can see why people would want to be cautious because people will try to make money off of you by giving you false diagnoses, but don't turn your nose up at everything just for that. There's a reason these procedures exist, and it's not always a scam.

  • 9Savior
    9Savior 9 days ago

    Lel I don't need to get my wisdom remove I'm lucky
    Edit: I got my first when I was 11 then I got all of four last year

  • Proksok Marady
    Proksok Marady 9 days ago +6

    I got my wisdom teeth at the age of 13

    • Precilla Ly
      Precilla Ly 8 days ago +2

      Me too! I got wisdom teeth too! It’s really hurt! I’m 13! I’m teenage! Are you teenage or not! I was 12 years old! I got coming out for wisdom teeth!! :(

  • Anna Playz
    Anna Playz 9 days ago

    I learned about the wisdom tooth at school, before humans evolved into what we are now, we would need wisdom teeth to eat stuff like

  • teNNy __
    teNNy __ 9 days ago

    I had 2 of mine removed for the first time.
    My first time is going SO WELL. This is day 47 (6 weeks) after the removal and throughout the whole progress, i got no irritation, throbbing pain, no swelling, no bleeding, no signs of dry sockets.
    Ahhh.... man... God answered my prayer lol.

  • Not Annoying Dog
    Not Annoying Dog 9 days ago

    It is unwise to obtain wisdom teeth.

  • KawaiiMistyUnicorn Tv

    Im only 10 1/2 and I see a small theeth growing in the way back 0.0

  • Fłøřã Fłøwer
    Fłøřã Fłøwer 9 days ago

    Now im scared of be 16/18 years old

  • Kaylee’s Life
    Kaylee’s Life 10 days ago

    13 and have no pain at all my dads has his wisdom teeth but never got them taken out last X-ray I had they where still not growing so they need to stay like that 😂

  • Gacha Girl Yt
    Gacha Girl Yt 10 days ago

    I have this tooth growing in my gum and not going out of my acutal mouth what is that... and what do they do 😢😢 im only 9

  • Angela Bermudez
    Angela Bermudez 10 days ago

    I NEED my wisdom teeth to get my braces. They need to pull out I think 2 teeth to replace it. I'm only 13 so for me my wisdom teeth are a lifesaver.

  • X striker
    X striker 10 days ago


  • MiniCatholic Nerd
    MiniCatholic Nerd 10 days ago +2

    My wisdom teeth are growing just right

    • Bae
      Bae 10 days ago

      Same thank God

  • darkshadow 002
    darkshadow 002 10 days ago +1

    The dentist told me that I have wisdom teeth (optional).
    But I don't think my wisdom teeth didn't hurt.
    So, I don't know why dentist wants to removed my wisdom teeth even though my wisdom teeth is still not hurting me. Probably in the future?? I don't know???

  • Abdirahman A
    Abdirahman A 10 days ago

    Got mine out and so far no regrets at all

  • Priscilla chapkylo
    Priscilla chapkylo 11 days ago

    Boy wisdom nightmare for three years ago, was in hours plain in pain uncountable ,felted the pain born lador and before I goted teeth finally late October gald now never deal with the in lifeline.

  • sabir ayaz
    sabir ayaz 11 days ago

    Who else is here watching after their wisdom tooth extraction.

  • DSU Beats
    DSU Beats 11 days ago +1

    Didn’t suck for me ;) I got a script for 20 oxys and got to miss a week of school

    EVERYBODY - 11 days ago

    My mom had 3 and I had 2 haha

  • Jedi Talez
    Jedi Talez 11 days ago

    Mine are growing in sideways.....
    My whole mouth hurts

  • Nia The Hoe
    Nia The Hoe 11 days ago

    I'm scared to get my tooth out, thats not climbing moving or anything! Last time they tried to inject me to do not feel the pain, BUT IT MADE IT WORSE! I SCREEM OFF THE CHAIR AND VOMITED, that was my worst experience.. I don't know what to do.. CURSE FIRE AND HOOMANS!

  • riel zuad
    riel zuad 11 days ago

    that tooth disco bar got me laughing haha

  • Wild Lyfe
    Wild Lyfe 11 days ago

    Wisdom teeth are the edgy hipster goth nonconformist kid

  • Laura Thomas
    Laura Thomas 11 days ago

    Haven’t had mine out yet, I’m 19 lol

  • Imcoming4you ! 2 2
    Imcoming4you ! 2 2 11 days ago

    in sweden its free

  • Makayla Queen
    Makayla Queen 12 days ago

    It doesn't actually cost 3 billion dollar s

  • Fanzmod YT
    Fanzmod YT 12 days ago +1

    You say science is the way when god is

  • The Zenith Channel
    The Zenith Channel 12 days ago

    Does everyone get wisdom teeth?

  • The Tin Can Man
    The Tin Can Man 12 days ago

    I don't think teeth have eyes

  • Sun’s Pixel Art
    Sun’s Pixel Art 12 days ago

    I’m under 16 and I had to remove my Wisdom tooth

  • sophia martin
    sophia martin 12 days ago

    Wtf? 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Albert Styles
    Albert Styles 12 days ago

    I'm 13 and this just gave me anxiety. I don't want to grow up lol

  • Miguel Pedraza
    Miguel Pedraza 13 days ago

    Who else loved the “teeth club”

  • KevinTehEpikGamer Kevinpatino

    You scare me I'm only 10

  • Maryjane Walton
    Maryjane Walton 13 days ago

    I'm 7 years old and I have all 4 of my wizzdom teeth!

  • Chan Aung
    Chan Aung 14 days ago

    7 thousand years ago?

  • p rudy
    p rudy 14 days ago

    I have wisdom teeth😥

  • Swe Wolf
    Swe Wolf 14 days ago

    Dang im only 11 but im about to get my wishdom teeth now the docktor said😢

  • CLE clan
    CLE clan 14 days ago

    In any other country it costs about £0 to get them removed

  • jayden cao
    jayden cao 14 days ago

    i got my wisdom teeth when i was 6

  • Pravarsh TheWarGod
    Pravarsh TheWarGod 14 days ago

    Well we can't curse the day we invented cooking when our wisdom teeth start becoming a problem because........

    Your tooth will pain hard as hell..!!!

  • Abood Alghaithi
    Abood Alghaithi 14 days ago

    د. د

  • Mark Wassy
    Mark Wassy 14 days ago

    I'm 24 and one of my wisdom teeth is coming out. I still have plenty of room, my teeth space doesn't seem at all as filled and clogged as the video shows. It's coming out perfectly straight and I have no pain at all.

  • Amal Trabelsi
    Amal Trabelsi 14 days ago

    Got an infection bcz if these bitchy wisdom teeth now gotta wait for the treatment and see if they need removal