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What is the difference between a molar tooth and a wisdom tooth?

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A wisdom tooth is one of the three molars. A molar is defined as a tooth with four cusps or points, and the wisdom tooth is simply the last molar to erupt and farthest back in the jaw.

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that might be a wisdom tooth or a 4th molar


Normally a wisdom tooth is a third molar.


Yes indeed. It is the third molar (wisdom tooth)


The third adult molar is also called wisdom tooth.


well it is the wisdom tooth but some people call it the 2nd molar tooth. And hope that answers your question.


I'd follow the advice of the dentist, since the wisdom tooth can move forward after the second molar is removed.


Yes, the third molar is a wisdom tooth. http://www.oralb.com/us/learningcenter/teaching/lessonoverview.asp


Wisdom teeth are located posterior to the second molar teeth. Its the last tooth in each quadrant starting from front tooth.


A wisdom tooth is a large molar and is used for the same purpose: crushing and grinding foods like seeds, bread, vegetables, etc.


You can only put a bridge on if there is a tooth on each side to support it. Therefore, a bridge cannot replace a wisdom tooth, because it's the last one on the dental arch. If you keep your wisdom tooth and you need to extract the molar right before, then you can replace that molar with a bridge. In any other case, an implant would be a better treatment. Thornhill Dentist http://www.bcdentalcare.ca/CosmeticDentistry/tabid/471/Default.aspx


Extraction is numbing your area and pulling your tooth. Surgery is having incisions and usually be put out to get teeth out.


im 10 and i have a tooth in the very back its has part of a gum on it. I call it like half gum half tooth. it hurts :( . im not sure if its a wisdom tooth Ok i added some here,Me too i got the same problem as you as idk whether i have a wisdom tooth or not,i checked everywhere but people says,its "Your 12-molar",and some says,"yes,its possible to get a wisdom tooth in ur age"Im 10 too!:( but it does not hurt for mine,if i have a wisdom teeth...i will shock out like crazy.. I'm 10 and i don't know if i have a wisdom tooth it doesn't hurt but i don't know i asked my mom she said its just a molar. But I'm so scared it might be a wisdom tooth. I hope its not because i hope i don't get it pulled out.


A root canal would almost never be done on a Wisdom Tooth. But it is when they open the top of the tooth and remove all of the nerves in the roots. They leave the roots and fill them with a special material. Then they put a filling in the tooth. The tooth will also need a crown put on it to keep it healthy. Having your Wisdom Teeth removed is when they take out the very last molars in your mouth. They are called Wisdom Teeth. Very few people have room for these teeth to fit properly in their mouth. Each person has one on the top right, top left, bottom right and bottom left; four wisdom teeth. A root canal is done to save a tooth and keep it in mouth. The removal of a tooth consists of extracting it. Which is better? Depends on many factors. Can you use your wisdom tooth if you keep it? Will that wisdom tooth replace another molar that has previously extracted? The best would be to discuss it with your dentist.


Submerged dentition. If a tooth is stuck and wants to come out but cannot, we call it an impacted tooth. Usually it is a third molar tooth that causes this condition. also known as impacted wisdom tooth.


IF you really want to know what is under your gums, easiest way is to get an xray. However if it is not painful and bothersome leave it aloneeven if it is a wisdom tooth. Remember that wisdom tooth may erupt perfectly normally even without you yourself knowing it. So , if it ain't troubling you, do not trouble it or trouble with it.!


It is one of the four teeth at the back of either side of the upper and lower jaw of a person. It is usually the last one to come out.A wisdom tooth, in humans, is any of the usually four third molars, including mandibular third molar and maxillary third molar. Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Most adults have four wisdom teeth, but it is possible to have more, in which case they are called supernumerary teeth. Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop, becoming impacted or "coming in sideways". They are often extracted when this occurs. About 35% of the population does not develop wisdom teeth at all.


Wisdom tooth is the 3rd molars and that build in each quadrant of the mouth.


In cases where it is decayed beyond scope of saving then in teenagers who have 3rd molar still erupting this kind of method is employed.


A back tooth is another name for a molar tooth.


You should not lose the one in the back of it. The one in front of it is just like losing a tooth. The moler hurts when getting it out. You can't lose wisdom teeth!


I'm a bit surprised at your question. I can't believe any orthodontist would put braces on a wisdom tooth. Unless you're asking because you want to have this done. Secondly, closing the space that a lost tooth has caused is asking a lot. Having a tooth removed will most likely throw off the alignment of all of your teeth. I'm not a dentist but it sounds like you need a crown or a post where the missing tooth was (or will be).


Wisdom tooth extraction requires an oral surgeon when the wisdom tooth is compacted, or when the area around the tooth is infected.


You will need to get a tooth implanted to replace the molar.



If it is an adult molar (not a baby tooth), no - once it's gone, it is gone forever.



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