What are Third Molars or Wisdom Teeth?
What are they?
Your mouth goes through many changes in your lifetime. One major dental milestone that usually takes place between the ages of 17 and 21 is the appearance of your third molars. Historically, these teeth have been called wisdom teeth because they come through at a more mature age.
When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth appear, but if you have pain, see your dentist immediately.
The wisdom tooth or third molar together with the other molars and premolars have the function of grinding food and together with the action of saliva the food bolus is formed, essential for proper digestion. If your eruption and relation with your opposing tooth is correct, one more tooth is considered, fully functional, and its removal will not be indicated.