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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! ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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


Teeth Formation (Definition)

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