Third molars are popularly called wisdom teeth, because they come in at the age at which, for many cultures, people reach maturity. They correspond to the third and last group of molars that appear in the mouth.
These commonly come out between the ages of 17 and 25. However, discomfort associated with the eruption of third molars has been reported in adults over forty years of age, who thought that they would never come out.
From the age of 15, it is possible to observe wisdom teeth with a dental X-ray. If the probability that they do not reach a suitable location or could cause damage to neighboring structures is identified.