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What does it mean if your wisdom teeth erupt very early in life?

What does it mean if your wisdom teeth erupt very early in life?

No Problem: Sure they are your wisdom teeth? If so, you probably have an early eruption pattern for all your teeth. No problem!

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I had all four wisdom teeth taken out when I was 15. Does this early maturation of teeth mean that the rest of my bones are mature and done growing?

I had all four wisdom teeth taken out when I was 15. Does this early maturation of teeth mean that the rest of my bones are mature and done growing?

Not necessarily: Bone growth in girls is more related to your hormones. Usually growth stops within 2 years after a girl starts her period. Dental eruption doesn't seem to correlate as much.

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22 years old and recently had my wisdom teeth removed and on hydrocodone for several days. I just got my period two weeks early. What does this mean?

22 years old and recently had my wisdom teeth removed and on hydrocodone for several days. I just got my period two weeks early. What does this mean?

Likely untelated: It is extremely unlikely that your wisdom teeth extraction and the timing of your period are related, however, stress may play a factor. If you are concerned make an appointment with your OB for a evaluation.

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What does it mean if your wisdom teeth come in late or not at all?

What does it mean if your wisdom teeth come in late or not at all?

No space: If wisdom teeth don't come in, it typically means there is insufficient space for them. They should be evaluated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to determine if they are showing signs of problems. In some cases they can be monitored, but in many cases, extraction is indicated.

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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.

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I was wondering is it possible to cut wisdom teeth early?

I was wondering is it possible to cut wisdom teeth early?

Yes: The question I have is how early. Normally they come in between 15 and the late twenties. If your concerned have your dentist take a look and even take an x-ray.

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Is it common that wisdom teeth to erupt 4 or 5 years early?

Is it common that wisdom teeth to erupt 4 or 5 years early?

Depends: Wisdom teeth can come in any time in a wide age range, and keeping in mind that everyone develops at a different rate, this probably isn't a major worry. A panoramic x-ray at the dentist can help identify any problems that this might cause.

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How old is it considered early for your wisdom teeth to erupt?

How old is it considered early for your wisdom teeth to erupt?

Depends: Wisdom teeth can come in any time in a wide age range, and keeping in mind that everyone develops at a different rate, this probably isn't a major worry. A panoramic x-ray at the dentist can help identify any problems that this might cause. I've seen them come in anywhere from 14-30 years of age.

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What does it mean if you taste metallic days after taking your wisdom teeth out?

Normal: Blood has a metallic taste to it due to the iron. In addition, food particles can get in the socket and impart a strange flavor. When the sockets close, all abnormal tastes should go away.

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What does it mean if when my wisdom teeth emerge they are breaking off into little pieces?

What does it mean if when my wisdom teeth emerge they are breaking off into little pieces?

Wisdom teeth: If your teeth are breaking off in the mouth you either traumatized it or there is decay allowing for easy fracture. It's important that you go to the dentist for x-rays and proper diagnosis.

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What does it mean if my other teeth feel pain after wisdom teeth removal?

What does it mean if my other teeth feel pain after wisdom teeth removal?

Post operative pain: When oral surgery is performed, especially at your age, there is this entity called "pain on healing". It can take about one year for new bone to fill in after having your wisdom teeth removed. It is not uncommon for this type of healing pain around your other teeth to occur. As always, it would be advisable to schedule a post operative visit with your oral surgeon to rule out anything else.

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Can a constant headache mean you need your wisdom teeth out?

Can a constant headache mean you need your wisdom teeth out?

Not likely: The vast majority of headaches are usually caused by muscle strain or too much blood flow. When wisdom teeth are impacted the can cause symptoms of pain in the area of the impaction on occasion. Seeing a dentist or oral surgeon for a panoramic xray and evaluation of your wisdom teeth can help determine if you need to have them pulled or if they may be contributing to your headaches.

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My dentist says all 4 of my wisdom teeth are impacted. Can you explain what that means?

My dentist says all 4 of my wisdom teeth are impacted. Can you explain what that means?

Impaction: An impacted tooth is one that fails to erupt into the dental arch within the specific time. Because impacted teeth do not erupt, they are retained throughout the individual's lifetime unless extracted or exposed surgically. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/tooth_impaction.

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Getting my lower wisdom teeth extracted so that means surgery. When it's done will I be able to drive myself home?

Getting my lower wisdom teeth extracted so that means surgery. When it's done will I be able to drive myself home?

Possibly: If you only have local anesthesia, then that is a possibility. As long as the surgery is without complications and your faculties are not altered, you should be fine. Discuss this ahead of time with your oral surgeon.

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I'm having my wisdom teeth extracted on friday and I've been told im getting general anaesthesia what does that exactly mean/what will happen?

I'm having my wisdom teeth extracted on friday and I've been told im getting general anaesthesia what does that exactly mean/what will happen?

Completely out: General anesthesia involves giving medication that completely puts you asleep to the point that you will not be able to breath on your own so they will insert a tube into your throat and use a breathing machine (ventilator) to help you breath. This is the same anesthesia they use for major abdominal surgeries.

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My wisdom teeth does this weird thing where they peek through my gums, but then go back into my gums. What does that mean? Can I still get them pulled

Gum tissue growth: Your gum tissue is thinly covering your wisdom teeth. Every now and then it thins out to the point of exposing the tooth. Then, it grows back over. You can certainly have them extracted. In fact, it is probably the prudent thing to do. It is possible to develop a gum infection in the area if the situation continues.

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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