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I had all my wisdom teeth until I was 32. About a month ago I got a real bad jaw ache on my right side and my teeth got really sensitive. I used ice packs and pain meds for aboout 2 days and made an appt with the oral surgeon, I finally could not take the pain anymore.

He told me that the impacted wisdom tooth will form a gap between itself and the 2nd molar which allows food and bacteria to grow and become infected...by the time you begin to feel the pain, the infection is already manifested and needs to be treated with an antibiotic.

You'll know , trust me

I had been having pain in my lower left wisdom tooth for 2 days....On the third day the pain got so bad that I just could not take it anymore..I went to the dentist and found out that I had gotten an infection in it....With the pain you will know

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