Are wisdom teeth and molars the same thing?

Third molar teeth. Wisdom teeth are considered 3rd Molars. They are the last teeth in your jaw. You have 32 permanent teeth with 3 molars on the right upper jaw and 3 on the right lower jaw as well as 3 on the left upper and lower jaw.
"the same thing" Wisdom teeth are the third molars and are usually the last teeth to develop between ages 15-24.
Somewhat. Wisdom teeth are also known as 3rd molars, but first and second molars are not wisdom teeth.

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I have extra teeth are coming through: are they molars or wisdom teeth?

The same. Wisdom teeth are third molars, but you may have some supernumerary teeth. Visit a dentist for a full face xray to assess for room and which teeth they are. Read more...
Depends. Usually wisdom teeth (also called 3rd molars). Best bet is to see an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. Read more...
It depends. primarily on where the teeth are located. Very far to the back of your mouth they could be wisdom teeth but sometimes long-impacted other teeth will erupt unexpectedly in later life. Get to a dentist for an evaluation. As others have said all wisdom teeth are molars but not all molars are wisdom teeth. Read more...
Wisdom teeth. If you lost your teeth, the wisdom teeth would be extra teeth that come in and function like normal molar teeth. Read more...

What do you advise if I was wondering, are they my wisdom teeth or just random third molars?

See your dentist. Wisdom teeth are also referred to as third molars. Your dentist can advise you if the teeth are your wisdom teeth or possibly, an extra tooth referred to as a supernumerary tooth. Read more...
Oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth ARE third molars. Best advice is to see an oral surgeon for expert advice. Read more...

Needing expert help. I have something in between my two upper molars after getting my wisdom teeth out?

Need check. This "something" can be anything at this point since i cannot see what it is. Most likely, you will receive a quick, simple answer that puts you at ease, once you see a dentist. Please call your doctor and have a quick post-op check. Most likely, feel-able objects after extraction are: suture end piece, loose gum tissue, or tissue dressing. Suture is most likely, but please see your dentist. Read more...
See oral surgeon. Either a blood clot, fragment of tooth or bone, or food particle See oral surgeon who did procedure for evaluation. Read more...

Do your molars shift sideways after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually. They will usually assume a position based on the opposing teeth in the opposite arch. If they were trying to go there and the wisdom teeth prevented it, then they might, but not common. Read more...
Not likely. Teeth move when the forces that play on them are not in equilibrium. The muscles in your mouth tend to push teeth forward, so it is very unlikely that the removal of the last teeth in the arch will cause spaces to open. Read more...

Hi docs, would wisdom teeth cause pain in surrounding molars?

Always possible. But the pain may be coming from other issues. Have yourself evaluated at a local office. Read more...
Definitely, yes. One of the most common consequences of a wisdom tooth is an infection and damage to other surrounding teeth. Read more...
Wisdom Teeth. Wisdom teeth can cause damage to neighboring structures, which can result in feeling pain. Early and prompt treatment of wisdom teeth is highly recommended. Read more...

Can you tell me which are my wisdom teeth or 12 year old molars?

Yes, with an xray. Wisdom teeth are generally the last teeth to erupt into the mouth in the very back corners behind the 12 year molars. At your age you may have 2 molars per quadrant or three molars(if wisdom teeth are in). Read more...
Best way... ...Ask your dentist. 12yr molars are the 7th tooth back from the midline, wisdom teeth the 8th. Your dentist will be able to tell with a quick look or possibly an x-ray. Read more...

Can wisdom teeth cause problems for 12 year old molars trying to come in?

Yes. Occasionally wisdom teeth can lock the 2nd molars (12 year molars) from erupting properly... Especially in smaller jaws when they are sideways impacted... Read more...
Rare... ...But possible. A radiograph of the teeth in question will allow visualization of the conditions existing under the gingival tissue. Read more...
Yes. Orthodontists see this frequently, especially in children with insufficient posterior arch length. 3rd molars can palisade over the 2nd molars creating eruption anomalies. Please have your child checked by an orthodontist. The services of an oral surgeon may be in order. Read more...

Can my bottom front teeth hurt from wisdom teeth coming in or pushing on the molars?

Possible but. It is possible that erupting wisdom teeth can effect your front teeth, but there are many more likely reasons for your front teeth to have pain. The only way to know what is going on in your mouth is to see a dentist. Do not ignore this. Get checked. Read more...
In my opinion. Although this was thought to be true years ago and may still be a controversial subject, my answer to that question would be rare if at all. Look fir other causes. Read more...
Referred Pain. It is always possible to get some referred pain in the head and neck region, but without radiographs and an examination, one cannot say for sure this is the cause. Calculus deposits behind your front teeth causing inflammation, and grinding are two other possiblilites. Have your local dentist take a look. Read more...
Definitely, yes. The most common complaint associated with impacted wisdom teeth is pain. It is not unusual that a patient may have soreness or pain in the back part of the jaw, ear ache, sore throat or pain in the side of the face. It's called heterotopic pain. Read more...
Yes. Yes. Seek an evaluation. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Read more...