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widsom tooth near the nerve

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
NO: Wisdom teeth don't and can't compress nerves. The confusion might be with you having heard that there is a risk of nerve damage with the surgical remo ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Nail
11 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom teeth: I have never heard of this, nor read about it. They can cause erosion/resorption of the tooth in front of them if they are angled toward them and if y ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not likely: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned, painful and require removal. The rem ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: While it may not be painful right now, leaving the tooth like that could cause an infection to develop.
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Go to dentist: Get to a dentist as soon as you can. If you are in pain, that should motivate you. If you aren't in pain...Get the thing out as soon as you can with ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pick up the phone: Call your dentist to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Sustaining a traumatic injury to a tooth with an exposed nerve can result in some s ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
See an Oral Surgeon: Take some otc pain medication if necessary and see an oral surgeon as soon as possible to remove the tooth before you even have a bigger problem.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Visit your dentist: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of w ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A damaged nerve can regenerate after wisdom tooth extraction, but it will take time. Sometimes, if it is going to come back, it can take several month ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
59 years experience Family Medicine
See Dentist: There are many problems that could happen You should see Dentist
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
13 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Tooth pain in the lower jaw can radiate up the side of the head and can even affect your balance. See a dentist asap. The tooth most likely needs to b ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes, it is.: Your oral surgeon is a expert in determining what is best for your overall dental health and well being.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Risks: There more be a greater risk to surrounding structures with no treatment. Make sure you are being managed by a board certified oral surgeon. There is ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
29 years experience Dentistry
Yes: When there is a cyst around a wisdom tooth, they both need to be removed asap and sent for pathological evaluation. While rare it could be cancerous a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Contraindicated: if teeth with an active infection or pathology. See a board certified oral surgeon for assessment. Good luck!
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