Wisdom Tooth

Wisdom teeth or third molars, are the last permanent teeth to appear. These teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25.

An impacted -do not have enough room to erupt or grow normally- wisdom tooth may take one of these positions:

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You will most likely remove your impacted wisdom tooth if it results in problems such as:

*Pain
*Infection
*Damage to an adjacent tooth
*Development of a cyst (fluid-filled sac) around the wisdom tooth
*Damage to the surrounding bone

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