Wisdom teeth are another name for the third molars that are the final four teeth that come in for most people between the ages of 17 and 25 years. Dentists theorize that this third molar was necessary in the past, but is no longer as useful to us in modern day. In fact, many people’s mouths cannot accommodate the erupting wisdom teeth and this causes them to come in crooked or impacted, which can cause a variety of unwanted oral health problems like gum disease, crowding, and damaged adjacent teeth. When a wisdom tooth does not have sufficient space in the mouth, an impacted wisdom tooth and the related dental problems can typically be entirely avoided by extracting them before they can cause any problems.
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