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Impacted Wisdom Teeth - Patient Information

The wisdom teeth (third molars) are the last teeth to grow. They grow into the mouth, through the gums, anytime after about 16 years of age.

Sometimes there is not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth and the teeth become trapped within the jaw and are not able to come through the gum (Impacted).

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