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Does adult teething exist?

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Dr. Gary Herskovits
Dentistry 40 years experience
No: What are you experiencing ? Pain in the gums ? See a dentist or periodontist( gum specialist).
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not exacltly: We do not think of teething in adults however in late teen years or college years the wisdom teeth may erupt and can be painful similar to primary teeth erupting.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Wisdom teeth: In late teens and early 20's many people start to have their wisdom teeth (third molars) erupt. For some adults this doesn't happen until much later. If they fit nicely you will feel some mild "teething". If they are impacted severe "teething" pain and infection could develop that will necessitate extraction.

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