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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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Are impacted wisdom teeth serious?
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Is there a downside to removing wisdom teeth?
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Why do wisdom teeth become so problematic?
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