An average adult has a set of 32 permanent teeth, comprising of 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars, 8 molars, and 4 third molars or wisdom teeth. Typically, if you have an ideal jaw and teeth alignment, all 32 can be positioned and projected in the mouth. But does everyone grow wisdom teeth? If so, what are the signs of wisdom teeth eruption? Here are the answers to that question and some other inquiries about your wisdom teeth.
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Wisdom teeth are the double pairs of large teeth right at the back of a person’s mouth, one pair on both sides, one tooth on the top and one in the bottom. They are also called third molars. These teeth are more likely to emerge during the late teens or early twenties and hence the name. In a few cultures, these teeth are referred to as ‘teeth of maturity.’