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When do wisdom teeth come in?

Posted on 06/02/2019
When do wisdom teeth come in?

In today’s post we’ll tell you all about at what age most people get their wisdom teeth. But first, let’s take a quick look at what wisdom teeth are.

Wisdom teeth are the four teeth that erupt, two upper and two lower, on each side of the dental arch.

The common name is wisdom teeth because they come in much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably "wiser".

Most people get their wisdom teeth between the ages of 17 and 25, but it depends on each individual: some may get their wisdom teeth at a much younger or older age, and some never erupt at all.

And while not all wisdom teeth come in crooked, that is, not properly aligned, at Casanova 25 we treat many types of wisdom teeth:

  • They come in crooked or growing in the wrong direction
  • The jaw does not have enough room for teeth to come in, causing them to become "impacted" or trapped in the maxilla.
  • Limited space may cause them to only partially come in, causing a flap of gum tissue to grow over the tooth in which food can become trapped.

The best way to check whether wisdom teeth are coming in straight or not is to get an X-ray. This makes it possible to see the exact position of the teeth and design the best possible treatment plan for you.

Are your wisdom teeth coming in? Make an appointment with our dentist for expert advice on the best solution for wisdom teeth removal.