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My left wisdom tooth is coming out and it hurts so bad, what to do?

My left wisdom tooth is coming out and it hurts so bad, what to do?

Seek consult: Seek opinion fro a general dentist or oral surgeon. Might be normal or abnormal eruption. ...Read more

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My upper wisdom tooth is coming in and it hurts, but it also is wiggly.

My upper wisdom tooth is coming in and it hurts, but it also is wiggly.

See oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon - the wisdom tooth expert for best advice. Sounds like it should be extracted. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is coming in and it is hurting and every time I talk it catches my cheack and cuts it it hurts to the point I cant really talk?

My wisdom tooth is coming in and it is hurting and every time I talk it catches my cheack and cuts it it hurts to the point I cant really talk?

Wisdom tooth: It is time to see your dentist or an oral surgeon about your wisdom teeth. When you are biting your cheek and causing pain with eating and talking you have a space problem and removal is indicated. This will not get better by itself. Get it taken care of ASAP. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is coming in. My gums around it have minor swelling and don't hurt. Is it from the tooth breaking through? Is it impacted, or no?

My wisdom tooth is coming in. My gums around it have minor swelling and don't hurt. Is it from the tooth breaking through? Is it impacted, or no?

See your dentist: Who can determine whether or not your wisdom tooth is coming in straight and if there will be enough room for it. Better to know early and plan for an extraction, if necessary, rather than wait until you have severe pain and swelling. On the other hand that might not be necessary. See a dentist to find out which scenario is more likely. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth removal site (s) still really hurts. What can I do?

My wisdom tooth removal site (s) still really hurts. What can I do?

Post-op appointment: If pain persists or increases after 2 weeks, you should see your dentist/oral surgeon to exclude any pathologic disorder like dry socket. ...Read more

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I'm growing my wisdom tooth and it hurts a little when I'm eating?

I'm growing my wisdom tooth and it hurts a little when I'm eating?

Evaluation needed: It is common for erupting wisdom teeth to be sore. If there is still a flap of tissue over the tooth it is easy to trap food and get an infection. It is time that you see your dentist to the the wisdom evaluated for extraction. Extractions are much easier now at your age than if you wait. Talk to your parents about scheduling an appointment. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm getting my left wisdom tooth and it hurts so bad?

What to do if I'm getting my left wisdom tooth and it hurts so bad?

Wisdom tooth: Erupting wisdom teeth can be painful. See a dentist about this to determine if you have enough room or it needs to be removed. Infections can occur around erupting wisdom teeth. A dentist can treat your pain. ...Read more

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The pain of my wisdom tooth is starting to hurt more. Anything I should do?

The pain of my wisdom tooth is starting to hurt more. Anything I should do?

Oral surgeon: In your age range, wisdom teeth problems are more difficult. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon ...Read more

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The pain of my wisdom tooth is starting to hurt more as it's growing, what should I do?

The pain of my wisdom tooth is starting to hurt more as it's growing, what should I do?

See your dentist: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned, painful and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and definitive treatment. ...Read more

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2 days ago I got my wisdom tooth out. To day it start to blead bad it hurts a lot more now can soone tell what it could be please?

2 days ago I got my wisdom tooth out. To day it start to blead bad it hurts a lot more now can soone tell what it could be please?

Use gauze: Use the guaze you were given and keep changing it. If bleeding will not stop, try wrapping one piece of gauze around a regular tea bag and place that over the bleeding site and bite down. Call your dentist office. If the bleeding is pouring out of your mouth you should be having someone drive to their office or the emergency room. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth hurts and possibly impacted, but no insurace?

Wisdom tooth hurts and possibly impacted, but no insurace?

No insurance: Start by seeing if the tooth needs to come out at this time, if treatment can be temporarily postponed, or possible not removed at all. If it needs to be removed, find out the cost, as well as possible payment options (such as carecredit or the citihealthcard). Dental school or hospital based dental residency programs offer reduced fees. Otherwise start saving or bite the bullet and prioritize $. ...Read more

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Can it hurt to get your wisdom upper left wisdom tooth removed?

Can it hurt to get your wisdom upper left wisdom tooth removed?

Talk to oral surgeon: This depends on the tooth itself, the skill of the oral surgeon, your ability to heal, and your tolerance for discomfort.
A tooth that is erupted and easy to remove has few problems healing, but a broken down tooth or an unerupted tooth that is a more difficult extraction can have more pain. You will be given the appropriate medications and instructions to make healing as easy as possible. ...Read more

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Why does my gum hurt where my wisdom tooth was pulled years ago?

Why does my gum hurt where my wisdom tooth was pulled years ago?

Many possibilites: It could be from food irritation\abrasion, canker sore, or an adjacent tooth or gum problem. It is usually very difficult for patients to pinpoint the actual source of dental problems. See your dentist to find out what's causing your discomfort. ...Read more

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My back left wisdom tooth's gum is inflamed and hurts. How do I treat this?

My back left wisdom tooth's gum is inflamed and hurts. How do I treat this?

How to treat?: See a dentist to determine why it's inflamed and hurts. The cause will determine the treatment. We can only guess and there are lots of possibilities. ...Read more

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For what length of time are you supposed to hurt after wisdom tooth surgery?

For what length of time are you supposed to hurt after wisdom tooth surgery?

Varies: Healing varies by person and there is no correlation with the difficulty of removal in my experience. Ovoiding disturbing the blood clot will make them heal faster. ...Read more

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Should I have a wisdom tooth removed if it hurts a lot and is diffifult to clean?

Should I have a wisdom tooth removed if it hurts a lot and is diffifult to clean?

Yes: Having a wisdom tooth removed because it hurts and is difficult to clean is a good idea. Leaving it not only will continue pain, but if you can't keep it properly clean then it can potentially result in periodontal/bone loss in the tooth in front of it or even decay. ...Read more

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I have a little black dot by my wisdom tooth I'm 17 and very concerned. It doesn't hurt.

I have a little black dot by my wisdom tooth I'm 17 and very concerned. It doesn't hurt.

Get an exam: It is probably nothing to worry about but the only way to know for sure is to get a dental exam. Depending on your ethnicity, pigment patterns vary in oral mucosa and silver amalgam filings sometimes cause tattooing in adjacent skin. Get it looked at to be sure.. ...Read more

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I am curious, why does it hurt so much more to get a wisdom tooth removed than a regular tooth?

I am curious, why does it hurt so much more to get a wisdom tooth removed than a regular tooth?

May or may not be: If it's a fully erupted wisdom tooth, it will be the same as any other tooth. If it is impacted this varies greatly depending upon the angle of the tooth, the development of the roots, whether or not bone needs to be removed or the tooth sectioned, and the skill of the surgeon, not to mention your own pain threshold. Basically it is a much more difficult procedure in most cases. ...Read more

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