Wisdom teeth (third molars)

Upper and lower sets of primary (baby) and secondary (permanent) teeth, showing cuspids, bicuspids, incisors, molars, and wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are molars, also called the third molars. They are located on both the upper and lower jaw, the last molars at the very back of the mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 21. Not everyone has all four of them.

Current as of: March 25, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

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