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Does wisdom tooth eruption cause pain?

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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Certainly

As teeth erupt, there are changes that allow them to move through the bone and gum tissue.
Think of a baby's pain as teeth enter the mouth. It's essentially the same. What's unique about third molars is their position. Often there is not enough roommforthem in the mouth. They can get infected as they erupt, or you can bite on the tissues and they can swell. The pressure of eruption can hurt.

In brief: Certainly

As teeth erupt, there are changes that allow them to move through the bone and gum tissue.
Think of a baby's pain as teeth enter the mouth. It's essentially the same. What's unique about third molars is their position. Often there is not enough roommforthem in the mouth. They can get infected as they erupt, or you can bite on the tissues and they can swell. The pressure of eruption can hurt.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: For some

As these big teeth push up through bone and then gum tissue they can be uncomfortable.
If they are impacted which means they will not emerge correctly they can be painful. Your dentist can x-ray and tell you what needs to be done.

In brief: For some

As these big teeth push up through bone and then gum tissue they can be uncomfortable.
If they are impacted which means they will not emerge correctly they can be painful. Your dentist can x-ray and tell you what needs to be done.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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