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Why is the tooth called a wisdom tooth?

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2011-10-07 22:33:04
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The wisdom teeth are also called third molars. They are normally the last teeth in each arch (upper and lower) to erupt. Sometimes the third molars don't erupt (become impacted) because there is not enough space but we'll save that discussion for another question. The third molars are sometimes called wisdom teeth because they normally erupt around 18 years of age, when teens are supposed to be turning the corner to adulthood and "wisdom".

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