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horizontally impacted wisdom teeth

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes and (no?): Impacted teeth may cause referred pain, especially if there is inflammation or infection associated with them. I have never heard of nor believe that ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Although there are a number of different causes for ear aches and loss of hearing, impacted wisdom teeth can cause some pain in the ear and problems h ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes/No: Earaches yes. Hearing loss no. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofac ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Doubtful: Even without examining you, I doubt you have enough room for them, I doubt that you will find an orthodontist willing to take on the task, and when yo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Only if: They become infected and the infection travels to other parts of the body and becomes life threatening. The chances of that occurring, even though the ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Absolutely : Abscess due to the wisdom tooth infection if not treated, is a serious medical condition and can eventually kill. The death from tooth abscess is not ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but: Infected wisdom teeth can lead to lethal infections. Under very rare circumstances, death has occurred DURING wisdom tooth extraction. For best resul ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Teeth under the gums: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars are usually the last teeth on either side of the upper and lower jaws, and the most common impacted teeth. I ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No: You will be given local anesthesia. Some patient elect to have either sweet air or IV sedation as well. Some discomfort afterwards is to be expected w ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Impacted wisdom teeth have been a problem for many years. With more sophisticated imaging equipment we are able to diagnose problems with more accura ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: The surgical procedures required for removal of wisdom teeth will depend upon the position and development of the tooth, which jaw the tooth is in, an ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Possibly.: An impacted tooth should be removed, and soon since it can cause pain and worse issues, like infection. It is also likely to crowd and affect/damage ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
PAIN: People with true pain will often go to great lengths to remove the source. Having teeth close together without pain would not be considered clinically ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Grellner
47 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible ...: Complications from impacted teeth that are not removed are several. Once there is an opening through the gum to allow saliva (thus bacteria) to reach ... Read More
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