Wisdom teeth are the upper and lower third molars, located at the very back of the mouth. They usually come in (erupt) when a person is 17 to 21 years old. They can cause problems if there is not enough room for them to grow in normally or be cleaned properly. Wisdom teeth are often removed if they are causing problems.
Current as of: October 22, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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