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Wisdom Teeth: Should They Stay or Go?

Tuesday - September 20th, 2016
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Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. They typically come in between the ages of 17 to 25, which has been coined the age of wisdom, hence the name wisdom teeth.

In some cases, the wisdom teeth erupt through the gums and become fully functioning teeth without a hitch. However, in other cases, there may be complications that make it necessary to have your wisdom teeth removed.

The main reason to remove wisdom teeth is if they are impacted or semi-impacted, meaning they cannot erupt through the gum. Impacted teeth can lead to many complications, including: