A 26-year-old male asked:
i have pain in the left wisdom teeth. little swelling is also seen.. gums became pale.. please suggest.. thank you.. ?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
See your dentist: If the teeth are just erupting or partially impacted (stuck, angled) some folks have recurrent problems that can be addressed. If the tooth itself is decayed or abcessed it may need to be removed. Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed but ones that continually impact your life should be. You and your dentist can make that decision.
Pain Management 36 years experience
Wisdom Teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 16-26. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays.
Orthodontics 53 years experience
See expert: See a wisdom tooth expert, an Oral Surgeon. The Oral Surgeon will treat (remove) the tooth if indicated, or refer you to your General Dentist if it is a tooth infection, a cavity, that needs to be treated, or refer you. To a Periodontist if you have a gum infection. Go see a Pro.
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