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A 34-year-old member asked:

Could having wisdom teeth out hurt?

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Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 15 years experience
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 difficult to ext them. Most normally, the vast majority of my patients who have wisdom teeth taken out, complain of soreness, not pain, for 2-3 days at a level of about 1-3, on a scale of 0-10 with 10 being worst pain possible.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Manageable: During the procedure the discomfort is managed by medications including anesthetics, making the work manageable for you and easier for the surgeon. After the surgery follow your oral surgeon's post-procedure instructions to the letter and again the discomfort will be manageable. One tip, make sure your mouth is healthy and clean before the surgery.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Any surgical procedure may involve some level of discomfort or pain, which may vary from patient to patient depending upon their pain tolerance. Removal of wisdom teeth can be performed comfortably and safely. A preoperative consultation with your surgeon can help you decide how you wish to have the procedure performed.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Could getting your wisdom teeth out hurt?

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Dr. Anthony D'Amico
Dentistry 55 years experience
Helps: Hurt as in pain or harm other dental structures? About 80% of population do not have room for wisdom teeth since our jaws are getting smaller. If left in they can harm other teeth, cause gum or other infections, or be the focus for a damaging cyst. If it has been recommended they be removed chances are, at your age , that one or more of these things are happening. Take your dentist's advice.

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