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Can wisdom teeth affect you jaw when they need to be taken out?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You can develop severe infection from a wisdom too that needs to be taken out.

In brief: Yes

You can develop severe infection from a wisdom too that needs to be taken out.
Dr. Donald Cohen
Dr. Donald Cohen
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Dr. Diane Minich
also if your jaw does not have enough room they can move your other teeth and make them crooked.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Some times there is not enough room in the jaw for 16 teeth and it may affect the jaw due to mal-positioning of the teeth.

In brief: Yes

Some times there is not enough room in the jaw for 16 teeth and it may affect the jaw due to mal-positioning of the teeth.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can creat many problems for not only the jaws but adjacent teeth and gum tissues.
A great dentist will explain what specific effects your particular condition is at play along with what might happen if you do decide not to remove them.

In brief: Absolutely

Impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can creat many problems for not only the jaws but adjacent teeth and gum tissues.
A great dentist will explain what specific effects your particular condition is at play along with what might happen if you do decide not to remove them.
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dr. Sal Aragona
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3 doctors agree

In brief: They Can

When there is infection or inflammation around partially erupted wisdom teach the toxic chemicals can spread to the muscles that close the jaws and it can become sore, painful or restrict the opening.

In brief: They Can

When there is infection or inflammation around partially erupted wisdom teach the toxic chemicals can spread to the muscles that close the jaws and it can become sore, painful or restrict the opening.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wisdom tooth?

It depends , and yes some times it does.

In brief: Wisdom tooth?

It depends , and yes some times it does.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Definitely, yes

In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay or gums.
It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation.

In brief: Definitely, yes

In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay or gums.
It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes. In your age category can be more of a problem. See the wisdom tooth expert - board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, for assessment of wisdom teeth.

In brief: Yes

Yes. In your age category can be more of a problem. See the wisdom tooth expert - board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, for assessment of wisdom teeth.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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