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Hello doctor, I want to ask you about wisdom teeth. My wisdom teeth aren’t appearing even though I am 27 years old. Now my wisdom teeth can be preserved to replace my damaged molars.

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Wisdom teeth generally appear around the age of 17-21 years. There are several possible reasons why your wisdom teeth did not appear until the age of 27 today, including the fact that wisdom teeth come out very late (wisdom teeth exist, but have not yet come out), wisdom teeth cannot come out because they are stuck in other teeth or are tilted so they don't come out , your wisdom teeth are not formed (your teeth are indeed less than normal, usually due to genetic influences). To find out, it is necessary to do a panoramic x-ray examination of the teeth. As long as you don't experience any problems with your teeth and gums, you really don't need to worry too much. If you often experience pain in your teeth or gums due to wisdom teeth that have not yet grown, you need to do a check-up with the dentist (preferably done when the corona virus pandemic is over).

Regarding whether your wisdom teeth can be retained to replace damaged molars, you need to explain further, which molars are damaged? In addition, you also need to know in advance how the condition of your wisdom teeth (if your wisdom teeth are absent, then nothing will grow as well, or if the growth is very tilted, then there is a possibility that wisdom teeth will never come out) . You should check with the dentist first (especially if the damaged molars have not yet been managed). Damaged teeth must be repaired so that they don't get damaged. If it is so damaged that it cannot be repaired anymore, the tooth must be removed and replaced with dentures or dental implants. You should discuss this with the dentist who examines your teeth directly.

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