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Does early puberty have anything to do with when your wisdom teeth come in?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Just a little bit: Going into puberty, a child has changes in several hormones which encourage growth and maturation of the bones and the rest of the body. Maturation of the upper and lower jaw, along with the teeth, means that the remaining teeth should erupt a bit sooner. While kids who enter puberty earlier may be a little more likely to have their regular teeth sooner, many people never erupt their wisdom teeth.

Answered 7/31/2018

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No: But you can have early dentition and that can be associated with early development.

Answered 7/16/2018

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss answered

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Possibly: The sooner someone matures, the sooner the teeth come in.

Answered 7/16/2018

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Loose association: Onset of puberty is related to increase in jaw growth, but less so to the timing of wisdom tooth eruption. Whether or not wisdom teeth erupt has to do with angulation of the teeth and whether the jaws are long enough to support them. If you have any questions, seek evaluation by a wisdom tooth expert, a specialist Oral Surgeon.

Answered 12/24/2018

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