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A 35-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what age do wisdom teeth grow in?

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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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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 48 years experience
Age 16-20: The wisdom teeth develop and may erupt or grow in from ages 16 thru 20, on average. Some people may not have any but normally one has two to four teeth. Some sit dormant and cause no problems. However, most wisdom teeth can partially erupt or push on the existing teeth which can lead to damages and infections. They may need to be removed.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, are wisdom teeth attached to nerves?

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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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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how many wisdom teeth will grow?

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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 40 years experience
Typically we have : 4 "wisdom" teeth (3rd molars) that form. However, wisdom teeth are the most likely of all teeth to fail to develop. Some people have none. Some have fewer than 4. And, I have removed 7 wisdom teeth from one patient. Hope this helps.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the normal age for wisdom teeth to grow ?

5 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Range: The range is 18-22 years although there is some variation.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Please tell me if I should extract my wisdom teeth?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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 32-year-old member asked:

At what age do wisdom teeth grow in?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
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-rays with a dentist to evaluate whether or not there is room for them to come in or if they need to be removed when it is easier and has less associated risk. Consult with an Oral Surgeon, or your General Dentist.
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