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Do we need our wisdom teeth removed? Experts say this common procedure may be unnecessary

There is nothing wise about the way humans view wisdom teeth, according to many experts.

Wisdom teeth, or a person’s third and final set of back molars, are the last teeth to grow in one’s mouth. As far back as the 4th century BC, the Greek philosopher and polymath Aristotle chronicled how these teeth usually erupt around the age of twenty, although he noted cases of wisdom tooth eruptions in people as old as their eighties....

Originally posted on salon.com