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could having wisdom teeth out hurt?

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Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 14 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 53 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 42 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 40-year-old member asked:

Does getting your wisdom teeth out hurt all the much?

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Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dentistry 43 years experience
Wisdom Teeth: The removal of wisdom teeth should be a very painless experience. The dentist will use a combination of novacaine to numb the area, or a type of analgesia which will allow you to relax or sleep through the treatment without discomfort. Once the teeth have been removed the doctor will prescribe some analgesic (pain medicine) to keep you comfortable until the healing is complete.
A 31-year-old member asked:

my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Normal: That is not unusual. It should go away with time and if not, have your dentist take a look and see to make sure there are no problems.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Could getting your wisdom teeth out hurt?

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Dr. Anthony D'Amico
Dentistry 54 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.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Why do my other teeth hurt after wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Referred Pain: Pain from the extraction site may be referred down the nerve trunk that innervates the other teeth. In addition, pressure from the actual extraction may have inflamed the adjacent teeth. Pain meds should help your discomfort, and a call to your surgeon is in order if they don't.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Why do wisdom teeth hurt sometimes when you sleep ?

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Dr. Kini Tran
Dentistry 18 years experience
3rd molar pain?: 3rd molar Tooth erupts between 17 to 23 yrs of age. This pain can be from the growth pains. If the the 3rd molars are out and pain arise in your sleep, you could be grinding due to your bite feeling off . Really the best thing is going to your dentist and he/she will check it. 3rd molars are difficult to clean and cavities are occur easily on 3rd molars which is another possibility.

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