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San Jose, CA
A 24-year-old female asked:

Can a wisdom tooth coming in cause limited opening of mouth? i have tmj.. but i cant open my mouth all the way and i think i can see where the tooth is starting to come in. is that normal? also have headaches and jaw pain on that side

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes, it can: Inflammation of the tissues surrounding that wisdom tooth can cause the symptoms your described. It may be time to take that wisdom tooth out. Please see a local dentist to be evaluated.
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