What is Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth also referred to as “third molars,” are the final pair of permanent teeth to emerge in a person’s mouth. They normally appear in late adolescence or early adulthood (17-25 years).

A healthy adult has 32 teeth on average. Four additional teeth (wisdom teeth) appear after a certain age in the upper and lower jaws (at the back of the mouth). More than four wisdom teeth will occur in a few unusual instances.

When wisdom teeth erupt, they inflict a lot of pain and complications. When the mouth is too short to accommodate new teeth, the pain is excruciating. The wisdom teeth crack through the gums in a slanting posture in such situations. They’re referred to as “impacted wisdom teeth” by doctors. Wisdom teeth often do not erupt at all due to a severe lack of space.