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Wisdom teeth are the last upper and lower molar teeth to erupt into the mouth (usually between 18 and 24 years) and are positioned furthest back in the mouth. A person will have usually have 4 wisdom teeth – upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right.
Sometimes wisdom teeth have insufficient space to emerge into its expected position and are described as impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth may cause no problems at all.
Sometimes however if a wisdom tooth has penetrated through the gum and has emerged partially into the mouth - described as partially erupted – the tooth is very difficult to clean and the surrounding gum may become inflamed, or the wisdom tooth or the molar in front may become decayed, or gum disease may develop around these teeth. Sometimes the misdirected wisdom tooth can cause damage to the molar in front.
Originally posted by asmeone2
This part of the human body seems to be pretty badly designed!
Why would God design us to have teeth that cause so many problems and are so danged hard to get out?