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BY: Bronwyn McNulty
Wisdom teeth, or rear molars, erupt in the late teens or early 20s and are notorious for causing overcrowding or impacting into the gum or other teeth. While many people never experience problems with their wisdom teeth, it’s difficult to predict whether you will or not.
Dr. Alex Abrahams, a dentist in Newcastle and a specialist in wisdom teeth, says approximately 50 percent of adults who keep these teeth experience a problem that requires removal, including:
According to Abrahams, wisdom teeth left in with a “wait and see” approach are often harder to remove -- and can result in slower and more painful healing. He advises that wisdom teeth owners should see their dentist for an individual assessment, no matter what their age.
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