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The third (molar) is called the wisdom tooth. The reason for naming this tooth as wisdom tooth is the vegetative age of this tooth, which can occur from about 17 years old. There are 4 wisdom teeth in the upper and lower jaws, the last teeth are in the maxillary arch.

Wisdom teeth can be grown, semi-impacted or fully impacted, and may not even exist at all, or there may be more than one wisdom tooth on each side. The growth of wisdom teeth requires sufficient space in the jawbone, and if there is not enough space in the human jaw, the tooth shows itself in a latent or semi-latent shape. Occasionally, for inherited reasons, childhood diseases (anemia, rickets), misalignment of jaw bone growth with the size of the teeth, and these teeth remain inside the jaw. Part of their crown may also appear incompletely in the mouth, in which case it is called a semi-impacted wisdom tooth. The absence of wisdom teeth is one or more examples of hypodontia.

Wisdom tooth decay: Rotten wisdom teeth can be repaired or filled if they are in the right position in the mouth. But if the position of the wisdom tooth is not right, it is better to pull it before it gets on the nerve, because in any case, you can not hold that tooth in the end.

One of the most common questions is whether or not you need wisdom tooth extraction or dental surgery.

Wisdom teeth, if they grow in the right position, are as useful and effective as other teeth, and despite popular misconceptions, they should not be extracted in these cases, but this condition occurs less frequently and the growth of wisdom teeth is often associated with problems. Even if the teeth grow properly, they will rot due to their location and lack of proper access to maintain better hygiene. It is believed that the pressure caused by these teeth may cause irregularities in the row of teeth that have not been scientifically proven.

But those who want to extract wisdom teeth in adulthood and even old age should know that at this age they may face the following complications:

• The roots of wisdom teeth are definitely thicker at older ages, which is why extraction is associated with more pain and suffering.

• The area will take longer to heal after the extraction period.