The average person has four wisdom teeth, which are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. However, it is not uncommon for people to have fewer or more than four wisdom teeth. In fact, some people don’t have any wisdom teeth at all! Wisdom teeth usually start to come in during the late teenage years or early adulthood.
For some people, wisdom teeth cause no problems and need no treatment. But for others, wisdom teeth can become impacted, meaning they get stuck in the jawbone or gums and can’t come through the gum tissue. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and other problems.
How Common is it to Have 2 Wisdom Teeth?
While the average person has four wisdom teeth, it’s not uncommon to have fewer. In fact, it’s estimated that around 35% of people only have two wisdom teeth. Having fewer than four wisdom teeth is generally not a cause for concern and does not require any treatment.
Can You Have More Than 4 Wisdom Teeth?
Yes, it is possible to have more than four wisdom teeth. This is relatively rare, occurring in less than 5% of the population. Having more than four wisdom teeth is not necessarily a cause for concern, but it’s important to monitor them closely to make sure they are not causing any problems.
What Happens if You Don’t Have Wisdom Teeth?
If you don’t have wisdom teeth, you don’t need to do anything. This is perfectly normal and there is no reason to be concerned. Some people choose to have their wisdom teeth removed even if they are not causing any problems. This is generally for cosmetic reasons or to prevent future problems from occurring.
How To Tell How Many Wisdom Teeth You Have?
The best way to determine how many wisdom teeth you have is to visit a dentist or oral surgeon. They will be able to take X-rays of your mouth and accurately count the number of teeth. Some people can see their wisdom teeth when they start to erupt through the gums. Other wisdom teeth may be impacted which means you will not be able to see them without an X-ray.
What Happens if You Have Extra Wisdom Teeth?
If you have extra wisdom teeth, it’s important to monitor them closely. They may not cause any problems, but they can become impacted and cause pain, infection, and other problems. If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth, the best thing to do is to visit a dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation. They will be able to take X-rays of your mouth and determine if there are any problems.
The main reason that people have their wisdom teeth removed is because most peoples mouths are too small to fit a third set of molars and it can cause your teeth to crowd.
Wisdom teeth can also cause problems even if they come in correctly. The back of your wisdom teeth are very hard to reach and clean, which means that cavities and gum disease can develop around them. Wisdom teeth removal is a very common procedure, and most people recover quickly from it.
Contact Lane and Associates For Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you are considering having your wisdom teeth removed, contact Lane and Associates. We have a team of experienced oral surgeons who can safely and effectively remove your wisdom teeth. We offer a variety of sedation options to ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure. Schedule a consultation today to learn more!