Wisdom Teeth or Third Molars
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.