The third and ultimate set of molars in an individual are called wisdom teeth which are extracted in case they are painful.
The third and ultimate set of molars that grows in an individual’s mouth at the end of the teenage years or during the early twenties is called wisdom teeth.
What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
Impacted wisdom tooth are those present at the back of the mouth that do not have enough room to emerge in a normal way. A normal adult will have four wisdom teeth, two on the top, two on the bottom.
Impacted wisdom teeth cause pain, impact other teeth and cause other dental problems. They may also appear harmless. But, they are more prone to tooth decay and gum disease than the rest of the teeth.