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Can you get just 1 wisdom tooth?

(19 Posts)
KatyMac Mon 06-Jun-11 19:07:07

or do all 4 arrive at once?

Is 43 too late for them to turn up?

Maybe it's an enormous ulcer?

CliffTumble Mon 06-Jun-11 19:09:10

No you can have just one. And they can come at any age.

KatyMac Mon 06-Jun-11 19:10:07

My gum feels a bit flappy & horrendously sore

Oh poo sad

CliffTumble Mon 06-Jun-11 19:12:27

Go to the dentists , it might be infected

KatyMac Mon 06-Jun-11 19:14:01

I have an appointment on Thursday for the large hole in a back tooth on the opposite side

The only good side about back pain is that you don't notice toothache so much

CliffTumble Mon 06-Jun-11 19:16:24

Use mouthwash, it can stop the infection, and bonjela is very effective.

KatyMac Mon 06-Jun-11 19:17:37


I will make it to Thursday fingers crossed

fiodyl Mon 06-Jun-11 19:25:38

go and get it checked at dentist asap!

I went with possible wisdom tooth pain in april- got given antibiotics and booked in to have it removed in july.

Last week I was admitted to hospital for an emergency op to remove the wisdom tooth plus 2 others and drain the infection which had spread around my face and neck. Still in loads of pain.

I was probably just unlucky and this won't happen to you but please get it checked out and don't put up with the pain.

PrinceHumperdink Mon 06-Jun-11 19:27:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

KatyMac Mon 06-Jun-11 19:27:31

Ouch fiodyl - I hope everything's OK now

I promise I will show the dentist on Thursday (not that he could miss seeing the large mass of red on my gum wink)

MegGriffin Mon 06-Jun-11 21:59:05

I have only got one and that is only partially erupted and i'm 41. X rays show the other 3 just did not develop. Good luck for Thursday!

Meglet Mon 06-Jun-11 22:01:13

Wisdom teeth should be genetically bred out of future generations. Bastard things.

Are our mouths too small for them these days?

drivingmisscrazy Mon 06-Jun-11 22:05:01

I'm 45 and only have 3...

Spagbolagain Mon 06-Jun-11 22:09:00

I just have 1, was sore as came through but no problems since.
DH says I am a quarter as wise as him, who has 4.

JenniL1977 Mon 06-Jun-11 22:09:04

I only have 26 teeth - I just don't have two of my back teeth or any wisdom teeth. I like to think it's because I'm more highly evolved than most smile

DownyEmerald Mon 06-Jun-11 22:16:20

I've had 5! They came through young - when I was 16/17, and then a few years ago another one came at the back. Dentist said normal hmm

KatyMac Thu 09-Jun-11 07:04:31

I think it must have been an ulcer - all the swelling has gone down

But I'm still seeing the dentist about the hole in my other tooth so I'll mention it

throckenholt Thu 09-Jun-11 08:02:00

I am 44 - I had two top ones from about late 20s until last year or so when they were removed. In the last few years I have begun to feel one of the lower ones - but it is at jaw level and only half the surface.

So no - I don't think it is too late !

My brother got all 4 of his one night when he was 19 - he says that was the night he discovered whiskey !

Glad yours is better now.

KatyMac Thu 09-Jun-11 18:09:21

Definitely no wisdom teeth; the dentist laughed & said no way

& a whacking great filling, ouch I hurt sad

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