Wisdom teeth are teeth, also known as third molars, and they usually begin to appear in the mouth between the ages of 17 and 25. These teeth may remain in the mouth or may need to be extracted, depending on their eruption, location, and impact on the surrounding tissues.
Wisdom teeth may be buried under the gums or completely embedded in the bone due to the narrowness behind the teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause some problems. They can put pressure on surrounding tissues, causing pain, swelling or infections. They can also cause decay or damage to surrounding teeth.
In Which Situations Should Wisdom Teeth Be Extracted?