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A 43-year-old female asked:

Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum. ?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Janet Roberto
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Gum Pain: You may need that pulled also or at least checked out by a dentist!
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Impacted wisdomtooth: A trip to dentist will help determine if you have impacted wisdom tooth giving you trouble and need to be extracted by an oral surgeon. It probably is infected and needs to be treated first with antibiotic and pain killer.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See your Dentist: You might be teething. The wisdom tooth may be trying to erupt, may be infected, may be damaging bone/gums. See your Dentist to determine cause of pain and treatment choices.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Impacted tooth: We could guess as to the cause of your problem or you could see a dentist to know for sure. I think the second choice is a better one. May be related to an impacted wisdom tooth or a number of other issues as TMJ and ear infection. Can be all related or separate issues.

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Last updated Dec 31, 2018

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