What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third molars and the last teeth to erupt or push through the gums. For most people, wisdom teeth arrive around age 16 to 25. Using dental x-rays, your Brandon Smiles dentist will be able to see your wisdom teeth long before they have erupted. This way, you can formulate a treatment plan together in the likely event that your wisdom teeth will need to be extracted.
Not everyone will have third molars, although most people have four. A very small percentage of people – less than two percent – have what is known as supernumerary wisdom teeth. These are abnormal third molars that can grow back even after being removed.