Am I normal?!?!
By Joan wanjala
September 24, 2017 12:06pm CST
As I sit down on my bed, I can't help counting my teeth, only God knows how many times I have been doing this. In a nutshell, am 26, am I not supposed to be having 32 teeth?? I have 2 less, and the latest two just appeared 2years ago.... Am worried
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• Cambridge, England
You're undoubtedly quite normal. Your last two wisdom teeth (right at the very back of your mouth) may not have appeared yet. They usually come through some time between the ages of 17 and 25, so 26 is certainly not too late. However, it would be a good idea to see a dentist and have an X-ray to see what the situation is. They might be trying to come through at the wrong angle or your jaw may be too small to accommodate them, in which case it may be a good idea to have them removed. Only an X-ray can really tell you if there's a problem or not.
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• Cambridge, England
@joanwanjala If you are not in pain, then you probably won't need them removed (if they are, indeed, there - it's just possible that those two teeth never developed). In fact, if impacted wisdom teeth aren't causing any problems, they should simply be left alone. I would certainly have a dentist check them, though, just to set your mind at rest.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
I would not worry about this I have had so many strange things in my life concerning teeth. First of all I only had braces when I went to university and was told I needed them because I had too many teeth in my mouth and had to have some pulled and then pulled together by braces. Then many years later I had to have a wisdom tooth removed and was told I should have all my wisdom teeth removed because | had too many teeth in my mouth once again. lol Perhaps this link can help.
• United States
@joanwanjala Wisdom teeth are useless. Hopefully, no one ever has to mess with them. However, sometimes your wisdom teeth cause tremendous pain, and you can't do anything to help. Sometimes they decay. Your regular teeth can be fine, with no cavities, but those wisdom teeth will decay anyway. Luckily, wisdom teeth have nothing to do with actual wisdom.
I had a good laugh reading this post of yours. It is so funny. My little girl used to do that, counting her teeth. I am glad that she stopped now, being much older. Here, most children would be taken to go seeing dentists from the age of 3-4 or something similar.