Wisdom Teeth or Third Molars

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.

Wisdom Teeth


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