What Age Do Wisdom Teeth Come In?


Every year, millions of Americans undergo oral surgery to have their wisdom teeth removed. The experience of wisdom teeth removal varies from person to person depending on the number, severity, and state of their personal molars. So you wonder at what age do wisdom teeth come in?

Unlike the two other sets of molars in the back of the mouth that often grow with no issues, wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars to come in. Due to their later-in-life appearance, wisdom teeth are famous for causing people an array of problems like mouth pain, gum infections, and overcrowding or misaligning teeth. For many, wisdom teeth are an unwelcome surprise that sprouts up just when other adult teeth are done growing or finally straightened. However, by knowing when to expect your wisdom teeth to come in, you can potentially save yourself some grief.

What Age Do Wisdom Teeth Come In?

A vast majority of people experience the growth of wisdom teeth between 17 and 25 years of age. In the Seventeenth Century, dentists deemed these third molars “teeth of wisdom” because they appeared much later than any other teeth when people are much wiser than they were in their younger, less educated years.

It’s important to note, too, that just because everyone has wisdom teeth doesn’t mean that everyone will experience the same thing or that everyone will have to have them removed. You might find that you only grow wisdom teeth on your top or bottom jaw, or that they never actually come in. You may also find that your wisdom teeth don’t cause you any pain, discomfort, or other issues, in which case you won’t have to have them removed.

The best way to learn more about you or your child’s wisdom teeth is to talk with a professional. At The Wisdom Teeth Guys, we’re proud to work directly with patients across Utah and Texas in determining the best treatment plan for personal wisdom teeth issues. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer or to schedule a wisdom tooth appointment, today.

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