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Sudden wisdom tooth pain and swelling. Is this an infection?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably

Probably. An infection called pericoronitis.
See your dentist. Antibiotics will treat the problem temporarily. Then you should consider having the tooth removed.

In brief: Probably

Probably. An infection called pericoronitis.
See your dentist. Antibiotics will treat the problem temporarily. Then you should consider having the tooth removed.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Can also be inflammation.
See your dentist to be sure.

In brief: Possibly

Can also be inflammation.
See your dentist to be sure.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: It is infection

Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25.
However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal.

In brief: It is infection

Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25.
However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal.
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