Wisdom Teeth: Why do they become impacted?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of permanent molars to develop in the mouth. These teeth generally begin to erupt or grow into place between the ages of 16 and 21. By this age, most adults have reached an age of physical maturity and the jaw bone ceases to grow. It is during this complicated […]

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On February 6th, 2012, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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At what age should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

You may realize that it’s important to have your wisdom teeth extracted, but did you know that it also matters when you have the procedure done? For the best results, the wisdom teeth should be removed before a patient reaches age 25, and many experts are now recommending extraction during the late teen years. The […]

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On January 5th, 2012, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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