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A 32-year-old member asked:

How to tell if i am getting my wisdom teeth in?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roberto Porras
Dentistry - Periodontics 27 years experience
Wisdom teeth: You can feel with your finger or tongue, but best thing is to ask you dentist at your next check up.
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Many ways: You may not feel anything, or sometimes patient s complain of pain or swelling. The best way to tell is to visit your dentists.
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 40 years experience
X-ray: At age 34, the wisdom teeth are either in or impacted. The dentist will ascertain with a radiograph and refer you if necessary.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me, are my wisdom teeth commin in, how can I tell?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics 37 years experience
See your dentist: Wisdom teeth will usually be somewhat sore as they come in. Dentists generally take x-rays to verify wisdom tooth presence and likelihood of them erupting normally. It seems most wisdom teeth require removal, most of us don't have sufficient room for them.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I tell when your wisdom teeth need removing?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Ask a dentist: There are many factors leading to the ultimate decision of wisdom tooth removal. The most obvious is pain. After that, it really is a judgment call. Are the teeth able to fit in the back of the mouth without causing crowding? Can they be reached with a toothbrush and dental floss? Are the front teeth starting to crowd? To name just a few. Ask your dentist to find out.
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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
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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 41-year-old member asked:

Does everyone get wisdom teeth?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: Most people do have wisdom teeth, some people have two or three, but not all four and some people may not have any. Some people can have extra sets of them!
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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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