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wnylib

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11. It's genetic. Some people never get wisdom teeth.
Fri Apr 21, 2023, 05:58 PM
Apr 2023

It's not a case of them just not erupting. Some people - I'm one of them - never had any 3rd set of molars to erupt.

Among the indigenous people of Mexico, 100% of them do not get wisdom teeth. The lack of wisdom teeth is more common in Asia and among indigenous people of the Americas. It's due to the PAX9 gene.

https://www.trilliumdental.ca/facts-about-wisdom-teeth/#:~:text=This%20might%20become%20a%20point,African%20peoples%20develop%20wisdom%20teeth.



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