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Is it possible to have five wisdom teeth?

Is it possible to have five wisdom teeth?

Yes: Teeth in addition to the usual 32 are called supernumeraries, because that number is exceeded. These are often at the back of the jaws in line with the 3rd molars, or wisdom teeth. Some people do not get 3rd molars at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last or 3rd molars to erupt in the mouth. It usually occurs around ages 17-21 and many become impacted for lack of room. Wisdom teeth are the hardest to reach, clean, and have restorative done to. This is the main reason for ...Read more


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I was wondering is it possible to have all your wisdom teeth if you only have 30 teeth?

I was wondering is it possible to have all your wisdom teeth if you only have 30 teeth?

Yes: We normally have 32 permanent teeth in the mouth. A person who has lost six teeth due to various reasons could have four wisdom teeth erupt into the mouth or remain impacted or unerutped. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my wisdom teeth have been about since I was a kid?

Is it possible that my wisdom teeth have been about since I was a kid?

Young Adult: Wisdom teeth usually start erupting sometime after 16 to 18 years old, so they can certainly be around from that time. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have sex after wisdom teeth removal?

Is it possible for you to have sex after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes, possible: It is totally up to how you feel after the procedure. The majority of people would probably wait a few days so that any discomfort from the extraction sites was not a distraction, but the choice is up to you. Your mouth will be sore for a few days so i would avoid oral sex for a 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have wisdom teeth extracted that aren't causing any problems?

Is it unusual to have wisdom teeth extracted that aren't causing any problems?

Maybe: It depends on the situation. The wisdom teeth may not be causing any issues now but may cause issues in the future. It is very challenging to predict if the wisdom teeth will erupt perfectly straight into the mouth. Often patients have limited space in the jaws for wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth tend to lead to infections, shifting of the front teeth, cavities, gum issues. Contact your dds. ...Read more

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How painful to have wisdom teeth removed?

How painful to have wisdom teeth removed?

Painless: With a combination of knowledge, expertise, kindness, proper anesthesia and gentleness, dentists can do a lot to make your wisdom teeth surgery uneventful, pleasant, painless and stress free. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much does it hurt to have wisdom teeth removed?

How much does it hurt to have wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: Any surgical procedure will have some degree of discomfort. The unknown variable is how each person perceives and handles the discomfort. Wisdom tooth surgery can be performed with a number of different anesthetic and sedation options. The best advice would be for you to discuss your concerns with your dentist or surgeon and have your surgery performed with an option you both agree upon. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is it too young to have wisdom teeth at 16?

No: The time to remove wisdom teeth depends on the position and development of the tooth, rather than the age of the patient. Ideally, wisdom teeth indicated for removal should be removed before the roots are fully developed. Some 16 year olds may have wisdom teeth that are more developed than many older patients. Your dentist can advise you when your should consider having them removed. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to have wisdom teeth removed?

Please tell me how long it takes for to have wisdom teeth removed?

Depends: Oral surgeons can usually remove 4 impacted wisdom teeth is 30 minutes or less. Understand that even if you are "knocked out" the surgeon still has to use local anesthesia for each area of your mouth. Recovery from sedation can take some time too. Best to ask your surgeon at your consultation appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much does it take to have wisdom teeth extractions?

How much does it take to have wisdom teeth extractions?

Depends: The costs associated with the removal of wisdom teeth may include fees for the consultation, x-rays, prescriptions, type of anesthesia/sedation utilized, where the surgery is performed, and will also be dependent upon the position or the wisdom teeth. There are different classifications for impacted teeth. Fees may also vary from office to office as well as who performs the surgery. ...Read more

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