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Extra wisdom teeth?


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2010-07-15 17:51:43
2010-07-15 17:51:43

Extra wisdom teeth happen from time to time. They may be small like your premolars or full sized molars. These extra teeth are called distodens.


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An extra tooth that is very rarely grown after wisdom teeth

yes they have two extra wisdom teeth

No, you can't get a second set of wisdom teeth. Once a permanent tooth is removed, humans do not regrow them. However, I have seen patients who naturally have extra wisdom teeth, or extra permanent teeth elsewhere in the mouth.

They are called "eights" ~ extra wisdom teeth, which is uncommon. I had 2 on my upper set which I had removed. Consider yourself "special"=) I also have two more wisdom teeth in upper part

Yes. These are called wisdom teeth, and if they are giving you trouble, you can have them removed.

We have 32 teeth in total The normal complement of teeth in adult humans (including wisdom teeth) is 32. Some people do not get wisdom teeth (3rd molars) and their normal dentition is 28. 20 baby teeth that fall out, then 32 adult teeth that are successors to the baby teeth, 4 of the adult teeth are wisdom teeth, people are frequently missing 1 or more wisdom teeth, but they can also have extra wisdom teeth. As far as the front teeth, the most commonly missing front teeth are laterals, they are also sometimes small and called peg laterals. Supernumerary teeth, e.g. the extra wisdom teeth mentioned earlier, can also be found in the front, usually between the two centrals and called a mesiodens.

32 teeth total including four wisdom teeth. Some people are missing teeth or have extra teeth genetically.

Wisdom teeth are called wisdom teeth because you get them usually around 18 when you are a legal adult.

Wisdom teeth actually begin forming before the age of 10, and if they erupt it is between the age of 17 years to 21 years. Not everyone though gets wisdom teeth and some get more than one! A widom teeth is known as a 3rd molar, they are an extra teeth, not needed for your mouth. In some cases people remove their wisdom teeth.

there are only 4 wisdom teeth. If you're wisdom teeth is causing pain or discomfort, visit

the wisdom teeth are the ones closest to your brain

Due to evolution, human mouths have gotten smaller. Therefore, there is no need for the extra 4 wisdom teeth and there isn't enough room in our mouths. But biologically, the teeth come in and cause discomfort so many people have their teeth taken out.

A person can only have four wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth do not necessarily crowd teeth. Some people who have had their wisdom teeth removed still get crowding, while others that still have their third molars erupted or impacted do not have crooked teeth.

Most adults will have 28 or 32 teeth depending on whether they have their wisdom teeth. Some People may be born with supernumerary (extra) teeth or with some teeth missing.

28, not including wisdom teeth. With wisdom teeth, 32.

I spoke to my oral surgeon about the crowding in my lower jaw that I believed to be caused by my wisdom teeth. He said that even with the extra space I would receive from the removal of my wisdom teeth, it would be unlikely that my teeth would move back into place. There was mention of being fitted for retainers and going to a different doctor who specialized in orthodontics.

Most people require their wisdom teeth to be removed because they will shift the alignment of their other teeth, however if the wisdom teeth will not affect the other teeth they will not often be removed. Also 35% of the population will not develop wisdom teeth.

There are four teeth that are referred to as Wisdom Teeth. They are actually molars.

Yes you can get braces having wisdom teeth, and the wisdom teeth will not get brackets put on them but it is best to get the wisdom teeth removed with in at least the first year of having your braces to avoid your teeth not being able to shift correctly

people have 0-8 wisdom teeth!

Wisdom teeth are one of those rare body parts that serve no purpose. They used to, however. Prehistoric man ate meats so tough they made beef jerky look like mashed potatoes. We no longer need the extra teeth to eat such foods, and our mouths have evolved to become smaller, and there is just no room for the extra teeth. If they weren't pulled they would push the other teeth out.

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