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A 31-year-old female asked:

My four wisdom teeth are growing sideways and causing my gums to swell and be painful now and again. kindly advise if i should remove them and also do i need an oral surgeon or just a normal dentist?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Start with dentist : Start with your regular dentist who would be able to treat and advise if an oral surgeon is needed.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Wisdom teeth: You will have to be examined and imaged to determine the status of your wisdom teeth, but it sounds like they should have been removed years ago. Pain indicates a serious problem. Although some General Dentists treat wisdom teeth occasionally, specialist Oral Surgeons are wisdom tooth experts.

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Last updated Mar 13, 2020

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