Third molars are commonly referred to as “wisdom teeth”. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. A special x – ray of your jaw is taken to assess the position of your wisdom teeth, and to determine whether they need to be removed. Reasons to get your wisdom teeth evaluated are: pain, swelling, crowding, abnormal x – ray, and impaction, among others. Dr. Lee will usually draw your blood (usually during IV placement) in order to make platelet rich fibrin (PRF), which are placed back into the extraction sockets to promote better healing and minimizing your chance of getting a dry socket.