Wisdom teeth are third molars that usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25 at the back of the mouth.
They can grow unnoticed until they start to cause issues in the mouth.
They are commonly extracted when they affect other teeth – this is known as “impacted wisdom teeth”.
Wisdom teeth are extracted either because they have already become impacted or because they are potentially problematic.
The extraction of wisdom teeth can be a troublesome procedure.