11 doctors weighed in:
Does everyone get wisdom teeth?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Most do get some wisdom teeth but not everyone, as well some people have unusual numbers of them. I have seen 6 of them and heard of more, and some only have 1.

In brief: No
Most do get some wisdom teeth but not everyone, as well some people have unusual numbers of them. I have seen 6 of them and heard of more, and some only have 1.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Scott Frank
Furthermore, some have adequate space for wisdom teeth to be healthy but many have inadequate space and are at risk for problems such as pain, infection, cyst or tumors.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not Everyone...
Wisdom teeth are actually 18 year molars.
.. When they come in can vary and sometimes girls are slightly ahead of boys. If the wisdom teeth are impacted they may not come in at all. Your dentist will be able to take x-rays and advise you about your wisdom teeth. Are they coming in straight, is there room for them or are they impacted and need to be extracted. Some people are born without them.

In brief: Not Everyone...
Wisdom teeth are actually 18 year molars.
.. When they come in can vary and sometimes girls are slightly ahead of boys. If the wisdom teeth are impacted they may not come in at all. Your dentist will be able to take x-rays and advise you about your wisdom teeth. Are they coming in straight, is there room for them or are they impacted and need to be extracted. Some people are born without them.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Most people do have wisdom teeth, some people have two or three, but not all four and some people may not have any.
Some people can have extra sets of them!

In brief: No
Most people do have wisdom teeth, some people have two or three, but not all four and some people may not have any.
Some people can have extra sets of them!
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Almost everyone has a wisdom tooth or teeth.
However, not everyone has a wisdom tooth or teeth that are visible in the mouth. An x-ray where all of the structures of the upper and lower jaws can provide information about the number, development, and position of your wisdom teeth.

In brief: Yes
Almost everyone has a wisdom tooth or teeth.
However, not everyone has a wisdom tooth or teeth that are visible in the mouth. An x-ray where all of the structures of the upper and lower jaws can provide information about the number, development, and position of your wisdom teeth.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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