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How Wisdom Teeth Grow

Late in you teenage years, your jawbone has nearly reached its adult size.. But sometime it isn't big enough to hold developing wisdom teeth. When this happens, your teeth become trapped in the bone. and grow wherever they can. The crown which is the chewing surface of a tooth. may only partially break through the gum. In other case it may remain completely in the bone. The roots, which hold the tooth in place, may become misshapen or grow dangerously close to the sinus cavity or to the nerve located in your lower jaw.