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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
35 years experience Dentistry
No: Most people do have wisdom teeth, some people have two or three, but not all four and some people may not have any. Some people can have extra sets o ... Read More
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Dr. Jake Richards
12 years experience Dentistry
No: Most do get some wisdom teeth but not everyone, as well some people have unusual numbers of them. I have seen 6 of them and heard of more, and some o ... Read More
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Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
Not Everyone... : Wisdom teeth are actually 18 year molars... When they come in can vary and sometimes girls are slightly ahead of boys. If the wisdom teeth are impacte ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Start at about 15: Wisdom teeth eruption can vary on ages, most likely around 15 years old. Whether the wisdom teeth erupt properly is another matter. The teeth can no ... Read More
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
It Depends --: Some teenagers start having them at 15. All the norms have changed as kids develop faster and faster these days.
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
21 years experience Dentistry
Can take years: It can take a few months or can take decades to erupt. It depends on the hormones, the amount of space available, and genetics.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
14 years experience Dentistry
Sure...it Could: Usually, it does not cause much bother though. But, if you have severely impacted wisdom teeth that are completely unerupted, it will be a bit more d ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Manageable: During the procedure the discomfort is managed by medications including anesthetics, making the work manageable for you and easier for the surgeon. A ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Any surgical procedure may involve some level of discomfort or pain, which may vary from patient to patient depending upon their pain tolerance. Remo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Approx. 9 years old: Around age 9, wisdom teeth start to form inside the bone of the upper and lower jaws (maxilla and mandible.) .The jaw have a lot more growing to do, s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Extractions: The dentist will numb you up with local anesthesia. Some patients also opt for sweet air or IV sedation. The dentist uses forceps and\or elevators to ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kimble
22 years experience Dentistry
Depends: They can start to erupt into your mouth at a very early age. I have taken wisdom teeth out on a 13 year old girl before, but the average is late teen ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21, but can come in earlier or later. It is best to monitor this through clinical exams and x- ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
They do stop growing: Wisdom teeth do stop erupting when they contact an opposing tooth or get hung up with the adjacent tooth.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Not Sure..: Could be so many different things. Please see a local oral surgeon for a consultation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
50 years experience Dentistry
They usually don't.: In modern man, we usually don't have enough room for our wisdom teeth to erupt into a normal position in the mouth. They are referred to as being 'i ... Read More

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