Basic Terminology

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Molar: The broad, multi-cusped teeth in the back of the mouth, primarily used for grinding food. Adults have a total of twelve molars: three in each quadrant. They are called the first, second, and third molar in order of how close they are to the midline. Ie: the first molar is closest to the midline.

Third Molar

Third molar: The last of the three molar teeth, also called the wisdom teeth.

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