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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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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Could it be abnormal to have 4 wisdom teeth erupting all at once?

Could it be abnormal to have 4 wisdom teeth erupting all at once?

No: Not at all. They are just getting ready to be taken out all at once ! Good Luck. ...Read more

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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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Wisdom teeth erupted for invisalign. What should I do?

Wisdom teeth erupted for invisalign. What should I do?

Most likely nothing: As long as the wisdom teeth are not interfering with your invisalign aligners you do not have to do anything. If they are impinging on the aligners, the aligners can be adjusted. My best guess is they will eventually need to be extracted. This should have been evident on your invisalign radiographic work-up and discussed prior to your treatment. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth erupting cause someone to have fevers?

Yes: If an infection develops then it can cause fever. Also the pain may cause you not to eat and drink adequately and the resulting dehydration will also contribute to developing a fever. ...Read more

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Can getting braces, maybe when my wisdom teeth erupt, hurt?

Can getting braces, maybe when my wisdom teeth erupt, hurt?

Separate issues: Unless for some unusual reason the orthodontics are applying pressure to the wisdom teeth, no. The 3rd molars are rarely involved with orthodontic appliances, and any discomfort from the eruption of them into the oral cavity is a separate issue from orthodontia. If the timing is coincident, the discomfort will be again separate, and likely more from the braces. Good luck! ...Read more

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Very painful mouth from wisdom teeth erupting, need advice!?

Very painful mouth from wisdom teeth erupting, need advice!?

See dentist: Try and keep the gingiva around the teeth clean. You can rinse with warm salt water. Wisdom teeth take a long time to erupt into position. You should see a dentist to have these teeth evaluated. You can also takes aspiring, tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or aleve for pain. ...Read more

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Could my wisdom teeth erupting be related to lump in throat feeling?

Could my wisdom teeth erupting be related to lump in throat feeling?

Yes but...: 38 yrs old id late for wisdom teeth to be "erupting". Your feeling still could be related to the teeth or wisdom teeth but not likely to the normal eruption of the wisdom teeth. ...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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