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A 43-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, are wisdom teeth attached to nerves?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes, they are: In fact, all vital teeth have nerves and blood vessels in the pulp.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Of course : like any other tooth, wisdom teeth are innervated by the Trigeminal Nerve. One of the potential complications associated with wisdom tooth removal is a nerve damage.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what age do wisdom teeth grow in?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Usually: Between the ages of 16 and 22 but it might be later or not at all. The wisdom teeth might not have enough room to come in or occasionally they do not form at all.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Please tell me if I should extract my wisdom teeth?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
A Verified Doctoranswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
Need exam to know : Wisdom teeth are extracted when there is not enough room for them to erupt and function normally. Your dentist will use x-rays to help make this determination. See a dentist to find out if you need yours extracted.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, are you supposed to pull your wisdom teeth?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Only if .....: Your wisdom teeth are in poor position, heavily decayed or are causing problems with adjacent teeth. Pre-historic humans typically had a longer jaw that could accommodate 3rd molars but today, most people do not have enough room for them so they need to be removed. See your dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from getting your wisdom teeth out?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 27 years experience
Depends: Depends on what was done and your home care. If they were simple extractions then you will notice a clot in a few days and some closure forming in a week or two. If it was surgical than healing will take longer, especially if bone was removed, but sutures will help with the closure. Warm salt water rinses really help healing. Having an oral surgeon do the work will lessen the trauma in most cases.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to recuperate after extracting all 4 wisdom teeth?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 44 years experience
Varies: Responding and recovery from surgery varies from patient to patient. Some patients undergoing the removal of 4 impacted wisdom teeth rebound and continue with their normal activities as if they had not had surgery. Another patient may undergo a simple uncomplicated extraction of a single tooth and feel incapacitated for several days. Plan on taking it easy for the first two to three days postop.
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