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How far would the roots of a wisdom tooth grow in a 27 y/o person? At what point does the roots stop growing?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Wisdom tooth roots

By this time the roots of your wisdom tooth should be fully developed.
The issue is usually not when the roots stop growing but whether or not there is enough room for the tooth to come into its intended position and function normally, or if there is insufficient room and therefore will always be problematic.

In brief: Wisdom tooth roots

By this time the roots of your wisdom tooth should be fully developed.
The issue is usually not when the roots stop growing but whether or not there is enough room for the tooth to come into its intended position and function normally, or if there is insufficient room and therefore will always be problematic.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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In brief: Genetics

Genetics determine the length, shape, and curvature of the teeth.
In some people, the root finish a few mm from the inferior alveolar nerve, in others the roots impinge on the nerve. The roots stop growing when the tooth is fully formed.

In brief: Genetics

Genetics determine the length, shape, and curvature of the teeth.
In some people, the root finish a few mm from the inferior alveolar nerve, in others the roots impinge on the nerve. The roots stop growing when the tooth is fully formed.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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