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How do you know if your wisdom teeth are coming in?

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Dr. Kevin Kim
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Get an x-ray taken

Getting an x-ray such as a panoramic x-ray will show the location of your wisdom teeth and therefore how close it is to "coming in.
" normally people have 4 wisdom teeth; however some may have more, less, or none at all. In addition, not all wisdom teeth will erupt through the oral cavity.

In brief: Get an x-ray taken

Getting an x-ray such as a panoramic x-ray will show the location of your wisdom teeth and therefore how close it is to "coming in.
" normally people have 4 wisdom teeth; however some may have more, less, or none at all. In addition, not all wisdom teeth will erupt through the oral cavity.
Dr. Kevin Kim
Dr. Kevin Kim
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Three common ways

First, you might feel or see them as they break through the gums.
They are the 8th teeth back from the first front tooth. Secondly, you might feel some swelling, pressure or irritation all the way in the back of your mouth. Finally, your dentist can clinically examine you and along with x-rays determine whether or not you have wisdom teeth, their position and whether or not they should be removed.

In brief: Three common ways

First, you might feel or see them as they break through the gums.
They are the 8th teeth back from the first front tooth. Secondly, you might feel some swelling, pressure or irritation all the way in the back of your mouth. Finally, your dentist can clinically examine you and along with x-rays determine whether or not you have wisdom teeth, their position and whether or not they should be removed.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Evaluation

Your dentist or surgeon will perform a clinical examination and have the appropriate x-ray taken of your jaws to determine if you have wisdom teeth and advise you if you should or should not have your wisdom teeth removed.

In brief: Evaluation

Your dentist or surgeon will perform a clinical examination and have the appropriate x-ray taken of your jaws to determine if you have wisdom teeth and advise you if you should or should not have your wisdom teeth removed.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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In brief: Occasional pressure

Often times wisdom teeth erupt in the mouth with painlessly but if they are impacted, crowded or not in their proper place, they cause pressure or pain at the back of the mouth just behind all the other teeth.
Most of the time, they come in at the age of 15 - 18 years but can come later too. A panoramic xray of the mouth can tell the proper positioning of the teeth.

In brief: Occasional pressure

Often times wisdom teeth erupt in the mouth with painlessly but if they are impacted, crowded or not in their proper place, they cause pressure or pain at the back of the mouth just behind all the other teeth.
Most of the time, they come in at the age of 15 - 18 years but can come later too. A panoramic xray of the mouth can tell the proper positioning of the teeth.
Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
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