How long does it take for wisdom teeth to break through?

I can feel my top wisdom teeth starting to come down – there’s no pain, swelling, redness or anything at all, but I can feel a tooth when I press on my gum. I first felt them about 2 months ago but they haven’t broken through yet. Is this normal? How long does it normally take for wisdom teeth to break through?

Sometimes it takes 6 mos. to a yr. if they are actually going to come in. They may be impacted, meaning that they are caught by the tooth in front of them at the root. They could be pointed more horizontally so they won’t erupt all the way. The only way to find out is to have a special x-ray taken called a PAN which will show all of your teeth and bone structure on one film. A general dentist can take this and advise you from there.

5 Responses to “How long does it take for wisdom teeth to break through?”

  1. For some people, the tooth never comes out.
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  2. I fist saw my wisdom teeth starting to come in when i got an xray when i was aound 15. They didnt start coming in till maybe six months after that and now im 17 and they are almost all in but not fully. Im not sure of the average time it takes but thats how long it to0k for me. Its prob. different for different people
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  3. Some wisdom teeth never go all the way through, or a few only come through at all. Mine never broke through my gums, but the ones on top were growing sideways and up toward my sinus cavity. If you can feel your wisdom teeth, go to the dentist to check them out so they can determine whether or not you should get them pulled (if they’re growing wrong or if they might push the rest of your teeth).
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  4. Sometimes it takes 6 mos. to a yr. if they are actually going to come in. They may be impacted, meaning that they are caught by the tooth in front of them at the root. They could be pointed more horizontally so they won’t erupt all the way. The only way to find out is to have a special x-ray taken called a PAN which will show all of your teeth and bone structure on one film. A general dentist can take this and advise you from there.
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  5. make sure they are wisdom teeth.

    I never developed wisdom teeth therefore they will never come out.

    You might be that lucky too!!
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