DR ARMEN TARANYAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR ARMEN TARANYAN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Upper wisdom tooth that has been extracted from a patient's jaw following inflammation and toothache. Part of the jaw bone has broken off and come away with the tooth and can be seen around the root of the tooth. Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars to emerge in the mouth. In many cases wisdom teeth are unable to emerge fully from the gum due to lack of available space. This may cause severe pain and usually results in their removal.
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