Wisdom teeth, or the "third molars" in the back of the mouth, appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Whether they are impacted (don't push through the gum into the mouth) or not, they often need to be surgically removed to avoid problems in the future.

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Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 07/15/2018.

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