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A 38-year-old member asked:

are wisdom teething supposed to punch through your gums?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Wisdom teeth: They erupt through your gums just like the rest of your teeth. I'm not sure what you mean by "punch". It's a slow process.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Wisdom teeth: usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal.

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