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Are there lots of people out there who live with impacted wisdom teeth that are unerupted?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Yes

There is a large population of people who have impacted or unerupted wisdom teeth.
Some patients know they have impacted or unerupted teeth, but chose not to have them removed. There is probably a large number of people who do not know they have an impacted tooth or teeth because they have not been to a dentist, or the teeth were not visualized on the smaller intraoral x-rays.

In brief: Yes

There is a large population of people who have impacted or unerupted wisdom teeth.
Some patients know they have impacted or unerupted teeth, but chose not to have them removed. There is probably a large number of people who do not know they have an impacted tooth or teeth because they have not been to a dentist, or the teeth were not visualized on the smaller intraoral x-rays.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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In brief: Yes

When teeth are fully bony impacted and not communicating with the oral cavity, sometimes they are left in place if there are no symptoms.

In brief: Yes

When teeth are fully bony impacted and not communicating with the oral cavity, sometimes they are left in place if there are no symptoms.
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