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Wisdom tooth symptoms

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: A cavity in a wisdom tooth can cause jaw symptoms even in absence of temporomandibular disorders. Consult a dentist before symptoms get worse.
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Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: I am assuming the wisdom tooth cavity is deep. If not the wisdom tooth should not be causing any pain from the cavity. The two are not related but a ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If the cavity in the wisdom tooth affects your chewing on one side of the face, it can alter the mechanism of balance (teeth-muscles-jaw joint triad) ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prabu Raman
37 years experience Dentistry
Pain ; swelling: Most common symptoms of infected wisdom teeth are pain, swelling, sore lymph nodes under the lower jaw, feeling warm to the touch on the outside of th ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Pain and swelling: Pain and swelling are signs of wisdom tooth infection.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omar Matuk-villazon
11 years experience Pediatrics
Normal Variation: It has to do with genetic variations, some people have them some don't. If any question go to your dentist for an X-ray.
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Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth generally appear between the ages of 17 and 25.Most adults have four wisdom teeth but it is possible to have fewer or more (genetically d ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Genetic drift: Our stone-aged ancestors wore teeth down, so wisdom teeth were necessary replacements. We don't wear our teeth severely, and are faces are getting sm ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Needs Examination: Any lesion that has not cleared up on its own within a two week period should be examined by a dentist or physician. Please call to make an appointmen ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
47 years experience Dentistry
DDS ?: ask your DDS if equilibration is the answer
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Wisdom teeth: Your case sounds like the tooth was infected before it was removed. Difficulty swallowing is a red flag , and even with treatment, it takes time to he ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: These symptoms are most likely caused by other issues. Wisdom teeth erupting are often symptom free and if they are impacted with partial eruption int ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Possibly: Infection and muscle spasm are the leading causes of trismus. Infection of a wisdom tooth can cause this. Get to an oral surgeon for evaluation and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom Tooth: Could be an impacted wisdom tooth. You don't need to be able to see it for the tooth to be problematic. See a local dentist for an evaluation.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
41 years experience Neurology
Not likely: If it is a true trigeminal neuralgia, it will not respond to tooth extraction. However, if pain is due to diseased tooth, it will cure it. A cat scan ... Read More
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