Wisdom teeth: Awareness about surgeries and treatment options

The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, form a crucial part of human dentition and consequently impact dental hygiene in a big way. Wisdom teeth generally erupt when people are in their late teens or early twenties. Commonly, an adult has 4 wisdom teeth but the number can vary in extraordinary cases. They are present on both sides of the upper and lower jaws.

Good dental hygiene is dependent on a lot of factors including wisdom teeth. Sometimes wisdom teeth may cause discomfort and result in major health issues. Due to recurring infections and damage to adjacent molars, people often consider removing the third molars. If the potential signs are ignored it leads to bigger dental issues.

MedPiper Technologies and JournoMed are conducting a webinar session in association with Association of Maxillofacial Surgery Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Branch on “All About Wisdom Teeth” to help create awareness about the myths, facts, challenges, strategies, surgeries, and treatment options with regards to wisdom teeth.

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The event will be held on 9th January, Sunday, 5 PM. Participants can join by registering for it here. For more details, participants may contact Soumya T.S at E-Certificates will be provided to all the participants.

Expert Speakers

  • Dr. Balakrishnan  R. N, Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Tagore Dental College and Hospital
  • Dr. Cathrine Diana M.D.S., Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, CSI College of Dental Sciences, Madurai


Dr.R. Murugan, MDS, FIBOMS, Consultant  Maxillofacial Surgeon, Associate Professor, Rajah Muthiah Medical College (RMDCH)

The event will also focus on the protective treatments and therapies recommended to protect dental hygiene, restorations, and abnormalities including environmental and developmental. 

Some experts consider wisdom teeth as vestigial organs due to our changing food pattern. Our ancestors needed the third molars to chew coarse food items. But in modern times, food items have become softer that do not require those extra sets of teeth. This raises several questions- Do we actually need wisdom teeth today? If wisdom teeth have become vestigial, should we get them removed? The webinar will try to answer these questions.

Update: The post event summary of the article is available to read here

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