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Do wisdom teeth have a different function than other teeth?

Wisdom teeth are no different than other teeth and serve the same function if they grow in properly, are surrounded by healthy gums, and have a proper bite relationship.

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Why are wisdom teeth more likely to get impacted?
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How can I monitor the progress of my wisdom teeth?
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Most dentists recommend that you start checking on your wisdom teeth between the ages of 15 and 16. ...
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Why do wisdom teeth become so problematic?
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When do wisdom teeth come in?
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Wisdom teeth are so called because they are the last teeth to come in, at about the time of young ad...
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