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A 21-year-old female asked:

My ear, jaw and throat hurts. my wisdom tooth is half way down and at an angle. the gum next to it is red and hurts. i can barely open my jaw. help?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Oral Surgeon: Have an oral surgeon or your dentist evaluate that tooth for extraction. May be infected, probably not enough room in your mouth for it to erupt comfortably.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Wisdom tooth : inflammation. In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay or gums. It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation.
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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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