Why Did My Wisdom Tooth Grow More Than Once?
I’m a 21 year old woman. My teeth are 26, including the wisdom teeth that grew out of the top right corner of my teeth. But after that recently appeared again a small white and hard like a tooth that appeared next to my wisdom tooth. Isn’t that dangerous?
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Normally adults have a total of 32 teeth. These thirty-two teeth consist of 4 upper and 4 lower incisors, 2 upper and 2 lower canines, 4 upper and 4 lower premolars, and 6 upper and 6 lower molars. Wisdom teeth are the rearmost and last-growing molars. While other teeth are generally fully grown at the age of approximately 13 years, this wisdom tooth only grows at the age of 17-25 years.
The number of your teeth is actually less for your age. If your wisdom teeth have not grown, you should have a total of 28 teeth, while if your wisdom teeth have grown, you should have 32 teeth in total. In such conditions, you should consult directly with a dentist. The dentist can do a direct examination of your teeth, including identifying your teeth and what teeth are incomplete and advising you to do a dental X-ray to see if any potential teeth will grow.
If indeed your permanent teeth do not grow completely (not because they haven't grown or experienced an impact / can't get out because they are stuck), then you are said to have a hypodontic condition. Hypodontia is a genetic condition associated with the emergence of certain diseases such as ovarian cancer and colon cancer. Consult your condition immediately with the dentist for further evaluation.
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