July 3, 2013
Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, get their name by being the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. As part of a dental visit, your dentist will examine you to determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned.
Your dentist will need a panoramic x-ray to see the roots and jaw development to determine the condition of your wisdom teeth. He/She can advise you about when and why your wisdom teeth should or should not be removed.