Wisdom Teeth Overview

X-ray with the wisdom teeth highlighted

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars ( 3rds ), are the four back teeth that generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Having your wisdom teeth removed is a procedure that helps to protect oral health which also protects your overall health and wellness. Because of this, nearly 85 percent of people have had their wisdom teeth removed by adulthood. Those who do not remove their wisdom teeth will want to schedule routine dental appointments as the potential for developing problems with wisdom teeth health increases with age.

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