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A 18-year-old male asked:

i'm 19 and i have a lump at the back of my mouth, it's usually where the wisdom teeth would be but i don't have them. would it be coming through?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: You suggest that you haven't had your wisdom teeth come through. Yes, it is likely the wisdom teeth. See the wisdom tooth expert for evaluation. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
LIkely: Around the age of 18 or 19 is common to have the wisdom teeth break through the gums. See your dentist to determine if that's what is going on or if it's something else and also determine with x-rays if the teeth are coming in straight and if there is enough room for them or if they should be removed before you have a full blown emergency situation.

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Last updated Aug 7, 2015

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