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A 37-year-old female asked:

I have a wisdom tooth that started to hurt. it got so bad that i had a migraine and felt like a ear ache . now i have a ball under my jaw that hurts?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Frey
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Follow with dentist: The lump you are describing, in the context of tooth pain may mean a serious dental issue (such as abscess). Please follow up with your dentist.
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 20 years experience
See your dentist: If you know you are having problems with your molars I would suggest getting them out sooner than later. If your dentist has recommended having them out it would be wise to follow their advise. Inflammation can develop rather quickly around the wisdom teeth and can cause a sore jaw! Best of luck!
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist ASAP: Unlike some other types of infection, a dental abscess from wisdom tooth infection will not get better on its own and must be treated by a dentist. Do not delay.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Oral surgeon: Infected wisdom tooth. See the wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon ASAP.

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Last updated May 6, 2015

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