Wisdom tooth surgery
Third molars, also known as wisdom molars, are the last teeth to erupt and are positioned at the end of the mouth. Sometimes they never erupt due to lack of space to position themselves in the dental arch.
They erupt between 16 and 25 years of age, most people have four wisdom molars, sometimes people do not develop them at all or only the upper or lower two. The function of wisdom molars is considered to be lost in evolution.
Wisdom molars have to be removed with oral surgery when they present a danger of developing cavities due to bacteria that can get trapped between the two teeth and can affect the adjacent tooth, or when it ¨eats¨ the root of the adjacent tooth to take up its space, causing the tooth to lose its function.