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A 19-year-old female asked:

Got my wisdom teet removed 4+ yrs ago, now my bottom right side is irritating me. feels like i'm teething and sore. what is this, who should i see/do?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Distal pocket: The common complication after the wisdom tooth removal is a periodontal pocket behind the adjacent tooth. See you dentist or an oral surgeon for the dental x-ray(s), probing and further exploration.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
See general dentist: Make an appointment for an evaluation with your general dentist so they can help you figure out what is going on. In the mean time rinse with warm salt water 3-4 x daily, to help keep the area clean and avoid spicy foods.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
General Dentist: Start w your General Dentist. He/she will do the sleuth work to determine what's wrong. Could be gum problem, bone spicule, or so many other possibilities. Once the problem has been properly diagnosed, your Dentist will decide to treat you, if necessary, or refer you for treatment. It's very unlikely that your current problems are in any way related to your past wisdom tooth surgery.

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