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Old 07-22-2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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Venting.... wisdom teeth

When are you supposed to be rid of these horrible things? I thought that they come in by early 20's. I'm over 40.


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Old 07-22-2010, 01:33 PM   #2
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Did you ask your dentist. I took my son to the dentist monday for his 6 month cleaning and they did a panorama x-ray. It showed his already and he'll be 14 in Nov. Dr. said he'd be getting them out when he's 16 or 17. I would definitely ask your dentist about it.

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Old 07-22-2010, 01:40 PM   #3
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i'd seek a different opinion.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:56 PM   #4
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Hey Luvs, good to see you!

VB, it can totally vary from person to person, but I would have thought you would be done with them by now. Has your dentist shown you the xrays? Are you having pain? I would agree with Luvs regarding a second opinion, but I would ask your dentist to refer you to a dental surgeon - they may not "operate" but are the best ones to deal with this sort of thing.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:26 PM   #5
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It can vary but I'd ask you dentist as already suggested. I still have mine. They came in during college, no pain, nothing. As a college student there was no $$ for dentist so it wasn't till much later that I gave it any thought. My dentist says that as long as I can keep them clean, there are no problems with them and she can get at them to work on them they can stay. That was the final confirmation that I really do have a big mouth...
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:44 PM   #6
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I still have two of my four wisdom teeth. They cam in in my late teens. My dentist took out the two on one side because of cavities. The other two are still there (I'm in my 60s). They'll go to the grave with you if there are no problems.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:23 PM   #7
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i had all mine out in my late thirties. no room in my mouth for them. it was not a fun thing to have done. lots of pain and dry sockets. but if they hurt you out they should come.
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:03 PM   #8
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It depends if you need them out or not! Most people only start developing them in their late teens and twenties. Mine started coming in early and I got mine removed when I was 15 because it was thought they were linked to my migraines... wrong!
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:48 AM   #9
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You know, if I did not come to America I would have not known that "wisdom teeth" could be a problem. Mine came out when I was in late teens, never hurt, never botherd me, never made me feel uncomfortable. I think because of big hupla around them people expect the problem and pane etc. I had mine removed when I was 35, I wish I did not, removinf was a pain in the neck, well more like pain in the mouth.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:18 AM   #10
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I have not been to the dentist yet.. I have a phobia with that, but it's going to happen very soon.

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