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Symptoms Of Growing Wisdom Teeth
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Symptoms: Symptoms of tooth infection could be bad taste, swelling, pain, fever. Symptoms of erupting wisdom tooth could be swelling, pain, difficulty in biting down all the way, irritation to cheek. If the question is not hypothetical and you are have any one of those symptoms, see your dentist to find the cause of the problem. Good idea to see dentist for exam\x-rays anyway if it's been 6 months or more. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21, but can come in earlier or later. It is best to monitor this through clinical exams and x-rays with a dentist to evaluate whether or not there is room for them to come in or if they need to be removed when it is easier and has less associated risk. Consult with an Oral Surgeon, or your General Dentist. ...Read more
No: No, they will erupt until the contact the opposing tooth. If no opposing tooth, may erupt til hits the gum on the opposing jaw. If you have a wisdom tooth problem, the best person to see for evaluation is an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
Ages of 15 and 25: Four or more wisdom teeth come generally in between the ages of 15 and 25. Regardless the number or whether you have obvious symptoms, it is important to diagnose existing or potential problems caused by your wisdom teeth. ...Read more
Tenderness & swellin:
Slight tenderness and swelling in the area behind your 2nd molars may indicate that your third molars/wisdom teeth coming in. You may also see a corner of the tooth begin to appear behind the 2nd molar.
If you can see a portion of the tooth it is more likely that food and debris can accumulate under the soft tissue flap and cause inflammation. Keep the area very clean & rinse with salt water. ...Read more
Headache and jawpain:
Pericornitis (painful wisdom teeth) includes swelling of gums, biting your cheek, pain on the face around the ear, difficulty opening, and tight muscles.
Take over the counter pain relievers and apply ice pack to side of face. Visit the dentist as soon as possible to evaluate for extraction. ...Read more
Typically we have: 4 "wisdom" teeth (3rd molars) that form. However, wisdom teeth are the most likely of all teeth to fail to develop. Some people have none. Some have fewer than 4. And, I have removed 7 wisdom teeth from one patient. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Age 16-20: The wisdom teeth develop and may erupt or grow in from ages 16 thru 20, on average. Some people may not have any but normally one has two to four teeth. Some sit dormant and cause no problems. However, most wisdom teeth can partially erupt or push on the existing teeth which can lead to damages and infections. They may need to be removed. ...Read more
No: Many wisdom teeth develop and erupt into the mouth with little or no discomfort, while others may produce some significant discomfort and problems. Another consideration is that everyone reacts differently to discomfort or pain. What one person may consider minor discomfort could be described as major pain by another person. ...Read more
12-19: Most wisdom teeth will begin forming in late adolescents. Today most wisdom teeth need to be removed during their teenage years for several reasons. I would not recommend leaving the wisdom teeth until they erupt unless there is enough room, which is rare today. I would have them evaluated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. W. ...Read more
If your wisdom teeth have not erupted by age 22 then they are probably impacted. Have your dentist x- ray and evaluate.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause serious problems and should be removed! ...Read more
Wisdom teeth: No hard and fast rule, my own sons came in at 15... ...Read more
Yes, the soft tissue and bone removed with the wisdom teeth will fill in. An xray a year later usually looks like a patient who never had wisdom teeth.
For best results, see an oral surgeon for evaluation/recommendations/treatment. ...Read more
It depends: If there is room and the wisdom teeth are coming it there usually is not much or a problem. If there is inadequate room there maybe crowding, or the tooth may partially erupt, leaving a gap in the tissue where bacteria can cause gum problems. Check with you dentist to see what are the potential problems, but let the tooth erupt if you can and if there is room. ...Read more
No*: *An individual who has undergone the removal of their wisdom tooth may on rare occasion find another tooth developing in the site of the extracted wisdom tooth. One possible cause could be that there may have been a supernumerary (extra) tooth that was not visible on the x-ray or at the time of surgery that was not removed, and is now developing into a visible tooth. ...Read more
It can vary: The perception of pain or discomfort and how we respond to it varies from person to person. As wisdom teeth are developing and erupting or attempting to erupt into the mouth, can be uncomfortable for some patients, and extremely painful for others. ...Read more
A long time: Tooth development and growth occurs over many years, starting out as a bud of tissue in the bone. For many people, wisdom teeth may begin erupting into the mouth during the early teen years, while others may have wisdom teeth that remain impacted due to space or position problems. Panoramic x-rays can provide information on the stage of development of your wisdom teeth. ...Read more
?: Are you asking for sx to remove wisdom teeth? Dentist can tell you if too crowded or growing in wrong. If painful.... ...Read more
It may vary: What patients may feel or experience with wisdom teeth, whether they are erupting into the mouth or trying to erupt into the mouth may vary from tooth to tooth. Likewise, the same may be true with their removal. ...Read more
Not usually: Although wisdom teeth usually erupt in later teens to early twenties, there no real correlation between wisdom teeth formation, eruption and growth. ...Read more
No: There is no proven correlation between wisdom tooth eruption and crowding of the other teeth. This used to be a common misconception, but has since been rejected by orthodontics. It is still best to have the wisdom tooth removed because there is often not enough room for them to fully erupt, you can't clean them, they will decay and cause pain. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned, painful and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment if needed. ...Read more
It varies: It varies on the size of the mouth and the position of the wisdom tooth. It my never com in or it can completely erupt if the conditions are right. ...Read more
Some hurt, some don't: Not all erupting wisdom teeth cause pain. There are other reasons that removing a wisdom tooth may be important. See a board certified oral surgeon who can advise you about your situation. ...Read more
I don't have wisdom teeth yet and the teeth before my wisdom teeth are still growing. Is this normal?
Maybe: We call them wisdom teeth because they usually erupt at about the age of 18, the age of (questionable) wisdom. If yours are not erupted by the age of 41, either they are impacted (stuck under the gum) or perhaps they are not present. Not everybody gets wisdom teeth. You should have x-rays taken by a dentist to be sure that everything is ok. ...Read more
My bottom teeth are crowded with no room to spare. Will my wisdom teeth growing in mess it up even more?
No: It is generally agreed by most dentists that wisdom teeth do not cause or contribute to crowding of teeth. Have your dentist determine whether or not your wisdom teeth should come out and see an orthodontist for a consultation regarding your occlusion (bite) and the benefits of orthodontic treatment. ...Read more
If I am having symptoms of wisdom teeth issues. Is it an emergency I need to get checked right away or can I wait over the weekend till monday.
My wisdom teeth are growing in and are very painful, I don't want to take them out. How do I get them to hurt less? They make it difficult to eat.
Wants and needs: What you want and what you need may not be the same. Have yourself evaluated by an oral surgeon to see if you have enough room for your wisdom teeth... most people don't. If that is the case, the sooner you extract them the sooner you will feel better. ...Read more
Aside from possibly making teeth crooked, do wisdom teeth usually DAMAGE the roots of the other teeth? (assuming they aren't growing in correctly.)
They might: Impacted and malpositioned wisdom teeth are often tucked in and touching the distal root of the second molar. This area is almost impossible to floss, brush, and keep clean, resulting in root caries on the second molar. In the end, the wisdom tooth still needs to be extracted to restore the second molar. If they are impacted, extract them... they will never do you any good. ...Read more
I am 17.My wisdom teeth is comming? What could I do for less pain? How much time teeth required to grow? Also feeling pain in body and have temperature?
Typically 18-20 yo:
Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, are the last teeth to erupt. They can erupt as early as 15 years old, or they commonly never erupt.
Possibly pathways for 3rd molar development
1. Congenitally missing - most common missing tooth
2. Impaction - there is insufficient room or a poor eruption path resulting in a molar that never comes in - common
3. Partial eruption
4. Sucessful eruption- rare. ...Read more
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