Jefferson University Hospitals

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in and generally occur when you're between the ages of 17 and 25. Often, there is a lack of space for your wisdom teeth to grow, thereby causing problems such as crowding, jaw pain and infection. If you're concerned about your wisdom teeth, come to Jefferson for a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.

If your wisdom teeth have already become impacted or look like they may become problematic, our dentists will refer you to a Jefferson oral surgeon who will perform an extraction to prevent future problems. Jefferson's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery gives you access to some of the premier oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the Delaware Valley. Our surgeons will explain what to expect before, during and after your procedure.