I mean ones that arent causin irritation. What do you think?
Ask your dentist. Some can not cause any pain...yet...but are situated in a place that is damaging your other molars and will eventually cause a problem. If they are growing in straight and there's room for them in your mouth, then they can be kept.
i still have mine - it depends on the persons! My wifes grew the wrong way and she had to have them out?
I think it depends quite a bit on their size.
All my four were big, so I had to have them out.
Moonbear is correct in my experience. Whether they need to be removed is really a question for a dentist since each person is different. You need to have enough room in your mouth and have them come in somewhat straight.
I did not need to have mine removed since I had room when they came in.
Mine are in place. No problems so far.
I still have mine too.
Does that mean we are the wise ones? lol
I had to have all mine removed. They didn't even come close to coming in correctly. They're pretty much vestigial and unless you have a giant Neanderthal mouth, they'll probably give you problems at some point in your life.
A brief analysis of the immediately available subjects (8 posters in this thread) results in a 50% retention rate, so...
Another reason to have them taken out, besides impact issues on other molars, is that they can be hard to reach when you are brushing your teeth since they are in the back of your jaw. This can lead to caries. I had all four wisdom teeth taken out (plus four other molars when I was a teen, due to space restraints).
when i was a kid, i had a dentist that wanted to take everyone's out. i think part of the reasoning is that youngsters heal up easily from the surgery, but if you need them taken out later in life, you're more likely to experience complications.
i kept mine, no problems so far.
It was pretty standard practice back then, yes.
Some of us were already too wise, so they had to take out the wisdom teeth to keep us from becoming too much of smart a**es.
(I don't think it worked in my case. )
I've had one wisdom tooth removed, one is ok, and the other two haven't come through yet, but look as if they'll cause no problems.
It would have been better if I'd had that one removed earlier, since it came through at an awkward angle relative to the next tooth, which led to decay in that tooth because it was difficult to clean it.
Still got all mine. Must be a big-mouth since they all fit fine.
My wisdom teeth aren't a problem yet, but my dentist predicts they will be.
50% of people have Neanderthal mouths?
The common explanation I hear is that our wisdom teeth were used for gnawing on roots in our ancestry. I postulate that in some cases, people who are able to keep their wisdom teeth may actually use them more (keeping them from floating by frequently applying pressure to them).
Mine never came in. I guess some just have a genetic defect where they don't get any wisdom teeth.
ooh, they've gotta be somewhere!
they're probably burrowing through to your brain!
I know a woman whose two upper adult canine teeth are moving sideways instead of down …
so they've missed her mouth completely, and you can see that she still has her milk teeth where those adult canines should be!
Apparently her mother had the same thing.
It could be 100% and it still doesn't contradict what I was saying. Those four people could currently be having problems with them or could have problems later.
Despite that, 8 isn't a very good representation of 6 billion.
I doubt it. It just comes down to there not being enough room for them. If I applied pressure to my bottom left wisdom tooth, it would've probably jammed into my mandibular nerve. The tooth was completely parallel to it, lying right on top of it. There was a chance I could have permanantly lost feeling in the left side of my jaw from having that one taken out.
Honestly, it's probably just the fact that some people have smaller teeth. Not that they're cavemen.
You're evolving. I've also heard of people being born without appendixes.
I still have 4 of them. As I had to move several times from 2004, I had 3 dentists. The Canadian dentist told me to remove them all because they would eventually grow up and this might infect me.
The French one told me not to remove them because according to him they would not grow anymore.
The Argentine one said to get them all removed because they would grow and change the place of all my other teeth. I told her I don't care about it.
I'm still waiting to see who's right. I can say that they grew a little bit from 2004, but I never had any infection or a displaced teeth yet.
You ever see the Looney Tunes episode where some cat puts a mouse in his mouth and the mouse pushes his teeth open like the doors at a western saloon? I know a guy whose two front teeth are starting to do that from his wisdom teeth pushing from the back.
On the contrary, my dentist told me that using a nightguard when I sleep will keep the wisdom teeth down because it keeps constant pressure on them. It's not the only factor, in her opinion, but a significant one. If you're talking about applying enough pressure to jam your tooth into your mandibular nerve, than you're going too far.
Um, no. Them neva comin' in is just what the dentist and x-rays said years ago.
Oh, you're talking about keeping it from coming in period?
Or keeping them down long enough to straighten up? I don't see why you would have to have teeth pulled when the only problem with them is that they came in wrong. I had a bunch of teeth that came in wrong and I fixed them all with braces.
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