Wisdom Teeth Directory
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that most people get. When properly aligned, they are beneficial, but they often require extraction. Wisdom teeth are removed for several reasons. They may grow in horizontally or come in at an angle, which can damage surrounding teeth and even your jawbone. Your dentist will use X-rays to determine if you have wisdom teeth that need to be removed. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what wisdom teeth do, what they look like, what to expect during surgery, and much more.
All About Wisdom Teeth
What are wisdom teeth and why do they sometimes require removal? Learn more from the experts at WebMD.
Wisdom Teeth Removal: What Adults Should Expect
The dentist says it's time to have your wisdom teeth removed. What should you expect?
Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Getting your wisdom teeth removed is almost a rite of passage for young adults. But do you really need the surgery?
Wisdom Teeth Removal: What Teens Should Expect
The dentist says it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed. What should you expect?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: What You Should Know About Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the most commonly missing teeth in adult mouths. You’re also more likely to have issues with these molars than with any other teeth. Learn why.
The Teeth (Human Anatomy): Diagram, Names, Number, and Conditions
WebMD's Teeth Anatomy Page provides a detailed diagram and definition of the teeth, inlcuding types, names, and parts of the teeth.