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.
When to Get Dental X-Rays
Dental X-rays of your teeth, gums, jaw, and other structures are important to oral health. Find out when you need them.
WebMD explains dental problems that can be treated with oral surgery.
All About Wisdom Teeth
What are wisdom teeth and why do they sometimes require removal? Learn more from the experts at WebMD.
What Is Pericoronitis?
Pericoronitis happens when the gums surrounding your back teeth -- usually the wisdom teeth -- become infected. Find out more from WebMD.
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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.
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.