What’s it like: To have your wisdom teeth removed

Wisdom teeth are your third molars, the last teeth to come in, usually appearing between age 17 and 25.

BY JACLYN COSGROVE Published: December 30, 2012
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Why have your wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth are your third molars, the last teeth to come in, usually appearing between age 17 and 25. Most people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth, which means your tooth is unable to fully enter your mouth. When wisdom teeth are impacted, they can cause problems.

The problem most...

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