Impacted toothQuestion: My wisdom teeth were removed roughly 2-3 years ago but I’m feeling as if one of them is starting to grow back inside the empty socket. What I want to know is, “Is it possible for extracted wisdom teeth?”

Answer: Once your wisdom teeth have been removed they cannot grow back in. Odds are that not all of your wisdom teeth were removed. 32 is the total number of teeth that a healthy person ought to have. However, this number is usually increased to 36 after the eruption of four wisdom teeth. Unlike normal teeth, wisdom usually emerge later in life.

When Do Most People Get Wisdom Teeth?

Most people tend to get their wisdom teeth between the ages of 16 and 25, whereas there are people who do not get these sets of teeth until the age of 30 years. If you are experiencing pain and tenderness in your jaw, especially at the back of your mouth, odds are that the remaining wisdom teeth are starting to appear.

The number of wisdom teeth that a person can get in their adult life will mainly hinge on their genetics. Consequently, you need to talk to your parents and find out the number of wisdom teeth that they had as well as the symptoms that accompanied them. Though quite rare, there are people who get more than four wisdom teeth.

What Are the Signs of Eruption of Wisdom Teeth?

Instead of relying on the web to learn more about the signs and symptoms of eruption of wisdom teeth, it is highly recommended that you consult your family dentists. The information on the net is based on past experiences that different people have had and yours may be unique. But if you are feeling tenderness or pain at the rear of your mouth and in your jaws, chances are that your teeth are bizarrely moving and therefore you need to make an appointment with your dentist.

To establish whether the pain you are feeling is associated with wisdom teeth, the dentist will perform a series of oral examinations, which may include x-rays. Hinging on what your dentist notices, he or she will recommend the best course of action. Unless the wisdom teeth are interfering with your other teeth, your dentist may not recommend extraction as the most suitable form of treatment.

The good news is that there are a couple of home remedies that you can use to relieve the pain associated with the eruption of wisdom teeth instead of relying on painkillers.



  1. RJ

    I’d like to point out that your information about the number of teeth people have is incorrect. Adults have 28 teeth, unless their wisdom teeth come in, which would bring the number up to 32. No one has 36 teeth in their mouth unless it’s a mutation.

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