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  • Get Smart About Wisdom Teeth
    May 24, 2017

    Get Smart About Wisdom Teeth

    General oral health

    Wisdom teeth, or “third molars,” are the final set of adult teeth to push through the gums in the back of both sides of the jaws. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 21 to complete your full set of 32 teeth. Problems arise, however, when there isn't enough room for the wisdom... More »

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  • Losing Your Wisdom (Teeth, That Is)
    Aug. 20, 2013

    Losing Your Wisdom (Teeth, That Is)

    General oral health

    For many people, wisdom teeth (also known as “third molars”) are often more problematic than helpful. Wisdom teeth often come in misaligned or emerge only partially, and some remain trapped underneath the gums. These are known as “impacted” teeth and can eventually cause infection of the gums and surrounding bone. Because of these issues, many... More »

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