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rotten wisdom teeth

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Seek treatment: You should make an appointment to either have a filling in the tooth if it can be restored or have it removed. It will only get worse and can be quit ... Read More
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Dr. Reena Gupta
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes can..: Yes..Rotten wisdom tooth when infected can cause pain ...Swollen glands..Low grade fever..See dentist and may need to change antibiotic..If have been ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Why worry?: Get the tooth extracted. Then you can stop the worry.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: See your dentist or oral surgeon to perform a thorough evaluation to determine if your "bad" wisdom teeth are the cause of your symptoms and to take t ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
It could: It could do that. Get a dentist to see about getting that tooth out soon.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
YeS!: If not able to clean, wisdom teeth can get infected by oral bacteria (cavity). This infection can spread into the salivary glands and glands below th ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Saunders
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Yes: You should be examined. Your immune system will be slightly suppressed in general with persistent pain from malpositioned wisdom teeth.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
The source of the: Infection remains - so you will likely continue to get infections.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Need more info: In order to help you sight unseen, we need more information: upper and lower wisdom teeth? Where exactly is the lump? Bleeding from extraction si ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
35 years experience Dentistry
No: Most people do have wisdom teeth, some people have two or three, but not all four and some people may not have any. Some people can have extra sets o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Start at about 15: Wisdom teeth eruption can vary on ages, most likely around 15 years old. Whether the wisdom teeth erupt properly is another matter. The teeth can no ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
14 years experience Dentistry
Sure...it Could: Usually, it does not cause much bother though. But, if you have severely impacted wisdom teeth that are completely unerupted, it will be a bit more d ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Approx. 9 years old: Around age 9, wisdom teeth start to form inside the bone of the upper and lower jaws (maxilla and mandible.) .The jaw have a lot more growing to do, s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Extractions: The dentist will numb you up with local anesthesia. Some patients also opt for sweet air or IV sedation. The dentist uses forceps and\or elevators to ... Read More

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