Wisdom Teeth

Does everyone have wisdom teeth?

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  • ADe Vizio, DMD, Dentist, answered on behalf of Colgate
    No. Some people may not have any wisdom teeth at all. Other people may not get all four. The wisdom teeth are among the most common missing teeth.
  • AJerry Gordon, Dentist, answered
    Most people have wisdom teeth, but not all people's wisdom teeth come into the mouth. In some cases they are impacted, which means they are covered by gum or bone. If they begin to hurt, have extensive decay, or appear to be damaging adjacent teeth, they may have to be removed.
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