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Don’t overlook wisdom teeth

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Wisdom teeth are the third, and final, set of molars that grow in the back of the mouth, generally between the ages of 14 and 24.

 

“For some of us, they grow into our mouths without concern. In some cases, though, wisdom teeth can be misaligned and become impacted as they try to grow into the mouth, leading to one or more dental conditions requiring surgical removal of the problem molars,” says Dr. Michael J. Schuh of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons BayCare Clinic in Manitowoc. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

 

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The sooner the wisdom teeth are removed, the lower the chance of complications, Schuh says.

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