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Doctor insights on: Wisdom Teeth Erupt

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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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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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Can wisdom teeth erupting cause someone to have fevers?

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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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 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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What are some good foods to help ease the pain/easy to eat while my wisdom teeth are erupting?

What are some good foods to help ease the pain/easy to eat while my wisdom teeth are erupting?

See a dentist Now: If you have pain from erupting third molar teeth that could indicate the need to open the gum to permit the eruption. If your gum is too tough it will hurt and could create an infection that is extremely painful. Pain means the body is tellinfg you that you need help, now. ...Read more

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Only 2 of my wisdom teeth have erupted. My lower one was extracted but the upper one is coming in straight and not painful. Any problems if i keep it?

Only 2 of my wisdom teeth have erupted. My lower one was extracted but the upper one is coming in straight and not painful. Any problems if i keep it?

Possibly: Tooth may continue to erupt since it is unopposed called supereruption. This may cause tooth to bite onto lower ridge over time. If tooth is nonfuntional (unopposed) extraction might be the best option. ...Read more

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How long does it take for wisdom teeth to fully erupt?

How long does it take for wisdom teeth to fully erupt?

Varies: Some wisdom teeth never fully erupt. If a person has room for wisdom teeth to erupt in their mouth then eruption occurs around ages 17 to 21. ...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

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Can partially erupted wisdom teeth cause cysts?

Can partially erupted wisdom teeth cause cysts?

The main problem: With partially erupted wisdom teeth is food impaction under the loose gum tissue such that a gum infection develops. This is called a pericoronitis and is usually very painful. ...Read more

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What is an effective and safe pain management medication and/or regimen for erupting wisdom teeth? What dosage?

What is an effective and safe pain management medication and/or regimen for erupting wisdom teeth? What dosage?

Sadly no: Appropriate medication regimen. Best to see a dentist to have them removed sooner rather than later if symptomatic. Palliative treatment includes warm salt water rinses, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can i get away with not having my wisdom teeth removed? I have two wisdom teeth that have never erupted that my dentist says i need to have removed. They're not causing my any pain or problems, and they've been there for some time. Will i be fine if i don

Can i get away with not having my wisdom teeth removed? I have two wisdom teeth that have never erupted that my dentist says i need to have removed. They're not causing my any pain or problems, and they've been there for some time. Will i be fine if i don

Doctor's advice: Why avoid the dentist's advice? Impacted wisdom teeth do not have to cause pain or "problems" that you would notice. They may be creating destruction of other teeth, may have cavities, may contribute to gum disease, etc. And you aren't aware of it. Get a second opinion for peace of mind or get them out. ...Read more

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Should I have my wisdom teeth extracted regardless of anything else? I'm 18, and have all of my wisdom teeth, all yet to erupt. They've never caused me any problems or pain, but my dentist still thinks I should have them taken out. I don't see any reason

Should I have my wisdom teeth extracted regardless of anything else? I'm 18, and have all of my wisdom teeth, all yet to erupt. They've never caused me any problems or pain, but my dentist still thinks I should have them taken out. I don't see any reason

Over : Over the past 10 years specific research has been ongoing which is looking at the specific risks and benefits of removal of asymptomatic third molars (wisdom teeth). There is a "white paper" discussing the results of these studies located on the website of the american association of oral and maxillofacial surgeons (www.Aaoms.Org). There is also associated information that provides an excellent discussion of wisdom teeth and their management. Look under "conditions and treatment" on the right side for "wisdom teeth". Though asymptomatic now, third molars that have not fully erupted into the mouth in a functional and cleanable position can lead to long term problems such as gum disease that can spread to adjacent areas, decay of the third molar or adjacent teeth, recurrent infections (pericoronitis), cysts, tumors, and jaw fracture. It is better to prevent these problems by extraction of non-functional third molars as a late teenager than to have to under go the surgery when you are older and you are not as healthy. Also the surgery may be more difficult and recovery longer if done at a later age. Have your general dentist recommend a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in your area that can examine you and provide an explanation of your options for both surgery and anesthesia. Add. ...Read more

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I had all 4 of my erupted wisdom teeth out in nov. 2011. I now have a small tender lump in the soft palate of my mouth. Could this be a fragment?

I had all 4 of my erupted wisdom teeth out in nov. 2011. I now have a small tender lump in the soft palate of my mouth. Could this be a fragment?

Not likely.: A lump in the soft palate a year and a half after your extractions is not likely to have any association with that previous surgery. You should have that evaluated by either an oral surgeon or ENT (otolaryngologist). They will probably ask you if the area might have been traumatized (burned, etc) just before it's appearance and how it is behaving (getting better or worse). Don't ignore it. ...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