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  • Wisdom teeth are the last molars that usually come through during your late teens or early 20s.
  • Wisdom teeth can cause various dental problems including overcrowding of the existing teeth, and impaction.
  • Impaction is when a wisdom tooth comes through at an angle and pushes into the gum or the tooth beside it.
  • Problem wisdom teeth can also cause infection, leading to pain, difficulty chewing and bad breath. In certain cases, wisdom teeth can lead to serious infections and swellings.
  • If your wisdom teeth are causing problems, it is recommended that you have them removed. 

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Reviewed on: 08-07-2019