Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age.
When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth appear, but if you have pain, see your dentist immediately. Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isn’t enough space for them to surface, or they come through in the wrong position.
“Wisdom Teeth.” Mouth Healthy TM, 2018, httpss://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/wisdom-teeth.
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