Wisdom teeth are third molars that usually appear at ages between 14 and 25 years. Although this may vary from person to person. Sometimes they may also never appear or begin to develop before the established age.
They get their name because when they start to appear people already have a more developed judgment than when the rest of the final denture appears.
Most people usually have four, two above and two below one in each quadrant of the mouth. They are in the last position of the dental line and their size is variable.
For being the last teeth to grow, sometimes the mouth does not have a free place for them. So, in many cases they press on other teeth and their appearance causes pain.
Also, if they go awry, their development can affect others by pushing and moving them, even if you had already done some of the orthodontic and maxillary orthodontic treatments. They usually cause a lot of discomfort and require surgery to remove them.
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