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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 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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What percent of people are born without wisdom tooth?

at the time of birth no one has wisdom tooth

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What does it mean to have impacted wisdom teeth?

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When can you eat normal after wisdom teeth extracted?

It depends on the person, there is no hard and fast rule. Your tolerance of pain, whether or not the tooth and gum are infected and how many teeth and on which side(s) are all factors that can contribute to healing times. If you get one tooth removed on one side and it's not infected, you will be able to eat normally a few hours later but you may notice an intolerance to spicy and acidic foods. In those conditions (One tooth, one side, not infected) you can expect a healing time of 3-10 days.

Is it normal to have wisdom teeth pain after one year?

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Can you get your wisdom teeth at 24?

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Can a new tooth growing in cause headache pain related?

When you get your normal tooth there are very less chances of the tooth pain or headache. But if you are getting your wisdom tooth then there are chances of getting a headache. If you feel that there is a pain in the tooth causing a headache, you should visit your dentist to get your wisdom tooth checked.

Can a wisdom tooth make your throat swell up to the point off choking?

It depends on how big the wisdom tooth is. If it is just a little one then no. And it could matter how narrow or big your throat is.

How long does it take for one wisdom tooth to fully grow?

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If the gum around one a wisdom tooth is a little loose but the wisdom teeth otherwise seem perfectly fine what should be done about it?

Quite often, a piece of gum tissue overlies the wisdom tooth which is partially through. Keep the area as clean as possible, otherwise attend your dental checkups as recommended so your dentist can keep it under observation. If the loose gum is causing you pain or severe irritation, then the wisdom tooth may need to come out, but it sounds unlikely from what you describe. There is no need to have wisdom teeth removed, unless they are causing problems such as pain, swelling, infection, decay in the tooth in front etc. Very often, the risks of wisdom tooth removal outweigh the benefits. Sometimes a wisdom tooth does not erupt completely, and creates an extension of gum called operculum. While eating and chewing on food, this operculum can be irritated and infected causing a pericoronitis. This condition has signs of intense pain, redness, a bad smell and a difficulty of opening the mouth. If the operculum does not go away, it is advised to extract the wisdom tooth to prevent complications of the pericoronitis. Under certain conditions, if the wisdom tooth has erupted, but an operculum is still present, it is possible to make an operculectomy, which is the removal of the extension of the gum itself without extracting the tooth.

What if you just have one wisdom tooth?

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Must you have your wisdom tooth removed?

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What does it mean when one of your wisdom teeth hurt really bad?

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Where do dentist start counting teeth?

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What are some ways of numbing wisdom tooth pain?

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Where can one go for wisdom tooth extraction?

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Are you put to sleep when you have an impacted wisdom tooth extracted?

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When the tooth next to the molar is lose does it hurt?

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