Impacted teeth cannot break through the gums. These teeth can damage nearby teeth, causing infections that could lead to systemic problems with the heart and kidneys. Learn about the importance of wisdom teeth removal by reading this infographic.
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Dentaltown - A wisdom tooth or third molar is one of the three molars per quadrant of the human dentition. It is the most posterior of the three. Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Most adults have four wisdom teeth, one in each of the four quadrants, but it is possible to have fewer or more, in which case the extras are called supernumerary teeth. Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop, becoming impacted. They are often extracted when this occurs.