What To Know About Wisdom Teeth

We all know that we are born without teeth and our baby teeth begin to emerge just before we turn one. Baby teeth continue to emerge until they begin to fall out and are replaced with permanent teeth. We are all familiar with this process, and many of us eagerly awaited the arrival of the tooth fairy when those magical first few teeth began to fall out. Did you know that there are teeth that emerge into adulthood? Wisdom teeth, or the proper term “third molars”, typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Many of our patients no longer have their wisdom teeth or will need to have them removed at some point.