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Doctor insights on: Timing Of Puberty And Wisdom Teeth

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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Could having wisdom teeth out hurt?

Could having wisdom teeth out hurt?

Manageable: During the procedure the discomfort is managed by medications including anesthetics, making the work manageable for you and easier for the surgeon. After the surgery follow your oral surgeon's post-procedure instructions to the letter and again the discomfort will be manageable. One tip, make sure your mouth is healthy and clean before the surgery. ...Read more

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Why do my wisdom teeth hurt so badly?

Why do my wisdom teeth hurt so badly?

Because: They're so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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When are my wisdom teeth going to grow?

When are my wisdom teeth going to grow?

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

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When do wisdom teeth generally come in?

When do wisdom teeth generally come in?

14-26: Varies alot. Can even first appear at your age. For best information, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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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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What symptoms are related to Wisdom Teeth?

What symptoms are related to Wisdom Teeth?

A few: Mostly pain, swelling, neck nodes swollen, limited oral opening.
See an oral surgeon for best wisdom teeth results. ...Read more

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What age do wisdom teeth come generally in?

What age do wisdom teeth come generally in?

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

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I have 6 wisdom teeth. What does this mean?

I have 6 wisdom teeth. What does this mean?

Supernumerary Teeth: We usually have four third molars or wisdom teeth as they are called. Some individuals may have an extra tooth or teeth anywhere in the upper or lower jaws, often referred to as a supernumerary tooth. If the tooth is adjacent to a wisdom tooth, some people refer to the extra tooth as an extra wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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Do all the wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Do all the wisdom teeth need to be removed?

No: Not necessarily. Only if they are causing pain or causing problems with adjacent teeth ...Read more

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How do you have your wisdom teeth coming in?

Wisdom Teeth: Can erupt any time after age 17. They will erupt normally like other teeth if there is room for them and if not they may partially erupt or not at all. See your dentist to have yours evaluated. ...Read more

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What do I do if my wisdom teeth are rooting?

What do I do if my wisdom teeth are rooting?

Exam and x-rays: You should have a consultation with your dentist in order to determine if it looks like your wisdom teeth are coming in straight and also if there will be enough room for them. This can easily be determined with a clinical exam and x-rays. Depending upon your age and their development, your dentist might suggest removal, monitoring them or if you are lucky, no problem expected. ...Read more

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What can you do if you have wisdom teeth in?

What can you do if you have wisdom teeth in?

Get expert advice: Get expert advice. See an oral surgeon who can examine you and make recommendations. ...Read more

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What is it like to get your wisdom teeth out?

Depends: Usually wisdom teeth removal is a routine and quick procedure. Patients often choose sedation to be comfortable. The recovery can take a few days and is relatively uneventful. Discuss your procedure with your dentist. Or you can consider having a consultation with an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons specialize in removing wisdom teeth and sedation. ...Read more

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What happens after removing your wisdom teeth?

What happens after removing your wisdom teeth?

Healing: Normally after a wisdom tooth is removed, it is usually like any other tooth extraction and a healing process occurs. A clot forms, usually bone fills in the socket and the tissue heals. The severity of the removal (impacted, partially impacted, not impacted,) can often dictate the amount of time for healing. Follow instructions from the dentist/oral surgeon who took out the tooth/teeth. ...Read more

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How many different teeth are your wisdom teeth?

Four or more: The average person has four wisdom teeth, although it's possible to have more. There are reports found in the literature up to 10 wisdom teeth. 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

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What constitutes wisdom teeth coming in "late"?

What constitutes wisdom teeth coming in "late"?

Adult: Coming in as an adult would be late.
For best results, make sure your wisdom teeth are evaluated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of my wisdom teeth coming?

What are the symptoms of my wisdom teeth coming?

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

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What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth coming in?

What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth coming in?

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

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Could you describe how to take out wisdom teeth?

Could you describe how to take out wisdom teeth?

Depends: Depends on the wisdom tooth's position and if its path of withdrawl is blocked. Basically, any tooth is removed by separating the root from the surrounding bone (socket) and attachment. This is done by expanding the bone (rocking the tooth), or by using thin instruments, or by using a dental drill. The tooth might need to be sectioned (cut/split) to clear any obstructions. Anesthesia is anothe. ...Read more

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What should I expect getting my wisdom teeth out?

What should I expect getting my wisdom teeth out?

Relatively painless: Fortunately, modern anesthetics allow wisdom teeth surgery to be done virtually pain-free. The actual procedure should be virtually pain-free and worry free. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of growing wisdom teeth?

Headache, swelling: There are sometimes feeling of pressure associated with swelling and sometimes headache. ...Read more

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What should I do if my wisdom teeth are coming in?

What should I do if my wisdom teeth are coming in?

Is it Causing Pain?: The best thing to do is to visit your dentist. Third molars erupt at approximately age 18-21. At age 45, if this question is referring to you, it means it didn't have adequate room to erupt if you still have complete set of dentition. If your 2nd molars are missing, it can be a blessing especially if it is erupting in a proper or acceptable position. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should extract my wisdom teeth?

Please tell me if I should extract my wisdom teeth?

Most should get ext.: Most should consider getting their wisdom teeth extracted. Even when the teeth come in perfectly straight, most people are unable to brush them, let alone floss them! In the absence perfect hygiene (daily flossing), most wisdom teeth are doomed to years of tooth decay and gum disease that can also effect the back wall of the adjacent 2nd molar. Get 3rds out when young and roots not fully formed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die for not removing wisdom teeth?

Dental anesthesia: Yes, but this doesn't happen very often. Of all surgeries done every day, you only rarely see this and it's not due to removing the wisdom teeth (or the surgical expect of tooth removal). The complications that end to cause deaths just like any most other surgeries is anesthesia related (typically being from Conacious sedation and/or general anesthesia), not the local anesthetic numbing agent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: wisdom teeth?

3rd molar: 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 removal of wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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What can I expect from the removal of erupted wisdom teeth?

What can I expect from the removal of erupted wisdom teeth?

Should get consult: Consider a consultation with the dentist/oral surgeon who is potentially going to remove your wisdom teeth. You have options- local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia- being totally asleep or partially. They will inform you whether you should eat or drink before and how many hours prior, They should provide all the info you should need pre and post op ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


Dr. Shari Jackson
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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