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Can any body explain mw what is this Wisdom tooth ?

My 22 year old now. I had severe tooth pain from5 days. I went to a Dentist, he told that the pain is due to eruption of the wisdom tooth. I really donot know what he is taking of. Why a teeth will erupt at this age, it is quite peculiar. Can any body explain mw what is this Wisdom tooth
Sat, 2 Jul 2011
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Hi,
Wisdom tooth is the Third Molar teeth which erupt in the oral cavity. These teeth usually erupt at 18-25 years. In some persons they do not erupt at all and in some persons it erupt partially which causes pain and inflammation of the gums around the tooth. This condition is known as Pericoronitis. You should Take Warm saline gargle 4-5 times a day for relief. An X- Ray will only determine the position of the tooth. If the tooth is impacted it should be surgically removed for a permanent relief.
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rakshit nitesh's  Response

yes it is wisdom tooth. teeth appear at the age of 25 also. you  should have 32 teeths count how many teeth you have now. it will be less than 32.

Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, the last molars on all four quadrants are called wisdom teeth in general. These teeth got the name because their eruption time coincides with the age at which a person is said to become wise.. The normal age of eruption of wisdom teeth is 18-25 years. so your dentist rightly said that the pain is due to eruption of the wisom teeth. Take care!
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Dentist Dr. Mohit Kumar Chourasiya's  Response
yes, nice question .....this is the last tooth in the mouth erupt late 18-22 yr age....this called last molar....it may be erupt after 22 yr age.....every tooth create pain when erupt...but wisdom tooth is create much pain then other because less space in mouth and may be this tooth is attached with bone..
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xikang's  Response
teeth will erupt in 22 years also this is no new thing. i wonder why you dont know about this
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vidhushi's  Response
Is the wisdom teeth removal necessary even if it does not cause pain.
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