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Why do wisdom teeth come in so late?

Wisdom teeth are a rite of passage for many people in their late teens and early twenties. But why don’t they come in childhood with the rest of our permanent teeth?

The answer comes down to the development of the child. According to a study in the journal October 2021, there is not enough space in the child’s jaw for wisdom teeth to enter. However, as children grow up, their jaws also grow, leaving room for wisdom teeth. Science Advances..

Why do wisdom teeth come in so late?

https://www.livescience.com/why-wisdom-teeth-emerge-late Why do wisdom teeth come in so late?

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