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Wisdom teeth are the upper and lower third molars, located at the very back of the mouth. They usually come in (erupt) when a person is between 17 and 21 years old. They can cause problems if there is not enough room for them to grow in normally or be cleaned properly. Wisdom teeth are often removed if they are causing problems.
Current as of: March 25, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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