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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. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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I will get my wisdom teeth taken out. I have five of them. Any suggestions for a speedy recovery?

I will get my wisdom teeth taken out. I have five of them. Any suggestions for a speedy recovery?

Post-extraction: Listen to the dr's instructions! no smoking post-op is paramount. Typically, no rinsing for 24 hours is advised. A soft diet, avoiding very hot foods/liquids is also helpful. And rest. Lay off the treadmill for a little while. ...Read more

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It's been five days since I had my wisdom teeth taken out. Am I still at risk for dry sockets? I am terrified.

It's been five days since I had my wisdom teeth taken out. Am I still at risk for dry sockets? I am terrified.

Yes, but: do you have any worsening pain or swelling or difficulty chewing or swallowing? if non of those then relax and discuss any symptoms or concerns with your oral surgeon ...Read more

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Taking antibiotic for wisdom teeth five days ago and noticed something weird going on 'down there'. I.E. Burning, itching. What should I do

Taking antibiotic for wisdom teeth five days ago and noticed something weird going on 'down there'. I.E. Burning, itching. What should I do

Anti-fungal: It is not uncommon for women to get fungal, or yeast infections when taking broad spectrum anti-biotics. You can either get an otc anti-fungal or call your doctor to have one prescribed for you. ...Read more

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When to take out wisdom teeth?

Every mouth differs: Not every wisdom tooth needs to come out. Some come into your mouth is a good position that allows you to keep it clean and use it. Others come in at bad angles, or in positions that don't allow it to be kept clean. If they do need to be removed, it is better to have them out while you are still young. The older we get the harder our bone gets, so the extractions can be harder to do. ...Read more

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Does everyone get wisdom teeth?

Does everyone get wisdom teeth?

No: Most do get some wisdom teeth but not everyone, as well some people have unusual numbers of them. I have seen 6 of them and heard of more, and some only have 1. ...Read more

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When do wisdom teeth start to form?

When do wisdom teeth start to form?

Approx. 9 years old: Around age 9, wisdom teeth start to form inside the bone of the upper and lower jaws (maxilla and mandible.) .The jaw have a lot more growing to do, so they are not yet at their full density. ...Read more

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How can they take wisdom teeth out?

How can they take wisdom teeth out?

Depends: Depends on the tooth position. If fully erupted in the mouth - simple extraction. If impacted, may need a gum flap, removal of bone, and sectioning of the tooth. ...Read more

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How fast could wisdom teeth erupt?

How fast could  wisdom teeth erupt?

Start at about 15: Wisdom teeth eruption can vary on ages, most likely around 15 years old. Whether the wisdom teeth erupt properly is another matter. The teeth can no erupt at all (completely impacted- in bone, bone and tissue;) partially impacted- part way through the tissue or fully erupt. Many people are born these days without wisdom teeth. Should have your dentist monitor as you get to this age. ...Read more

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