Dentists call the last teeth to develop and
erupt into the jaws the third molars. Third
molars usually erupt in the late teen years, which
coincides with passage into adulthood and is
referred to by some as the age of wisdom;
hence "wisdom teeth". Unfortunately, the
wisdom teeth are now usually trying to erupt into
a jaw that is too small and have to be extracted
sometimes even before they are visible in your
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