Wisdom teeth X-ray

Images showing wisdom teeth present and not present

Wisdom teeth are the upper and lower third molars, located at the very back of the mouth. In some people, wisdom teeth are crowded and difficult to clean properly. They may also push against other teeth.

Last Updated: September 8, 2009

Author: Jeannette Curtis

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry

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