What are wisdom teeth?
Our third molars are referred to as our wisdom teeth. We have 1st molars, also called 6-year molars, because they erupt around that age. Then 2nd molars, also called 12-year molars are behind them. Our third molars are called our wisdom teeth, and in the majority of people, they do not erupt because there is not enough room for them. They develop in your middle teenage years and early 20’s. They are called wisdom teeth because this is a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.