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My dentist keeps on telling me that my right wisdom tooth needs to be removed and i don't feel it coming out. Why don't i feel it?

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Dr. David May
Dentistry
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In brief: Impaction

It might be partially or completely impacted.
It might be pushing on the tooth in front of it, beginning to damage it. You might not feel any of these things, but it would still need to come out.

In brief: Impaction

It might be partially or completely impacted.
It might be pushing on the tooth in front of it, beginning to damage it. You might not feel any of these things, but it would still need to come out.
Dr. David May
Dr. David May
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Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry

In brief: Impaction

Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted and the patient will never feel the tooth erupting.
Extraction of wisdom teeth in these circumstances is most always a preventative measure.

In brief: Impaction

Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted and the patient will never feel the tooth erupting.
Extraction of wisdom teeth in these circumstances is most always a preventative measure.
Dr. James Anderson
Dr. James Anderson
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Dr. Hans Reinemer
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Impacted?

The reason that your dentist may be recommending an extraction, may be due to the fact that it is impacted or cannot erupt due to crowding.
Only an evaluation of the x-ray can make that determination. These problems will prevent eruption of the tooth into the mouth and explain why you don't see or feel it.

In brief: Impacted?

The reason that your dentist may be recommending an extraction, may be due to the fact that it is impacted or cannot erupt due to crowding.
Only an evaluation of the x-ray can make that determination. These problems will prevent eruption of the tooth into the mouth and explain why you don't see or feel it.
Dr. Hans Reinemer
Dr. Hans Reinemer
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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dentistry

In brief: It's not angry (yet)

Many people prefer to wait until they have pain or discomfort before they have a dental procedure.
This is kind of like postponing an oil change until your engine burns out in your car: you didn't really need to do anything until the car stopped, but since you waited the solution is more difficult and more expensive. Your dentist is probably trying to prevent a [bigger] problem, before you hurt.

In brief: It's not angry (yet)

Many people prefer to wait until they have pain or discomfort before they have a dental procedure.
This is kind of like postponing an oil change until your engine burns out in your car: you didn't really need to do anything until the car stopped, but since you waited the solution is more difficult and more expensive. Your dentist is probably trying to prevent a [bigger] problem, before you hurt.
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Other criteria

Just because you don't feel it, or because it is not even erupting into your mouth does not mean that it shouldn't come out.
The best time to remove wisdom teeth is on average between the ages of 16 and 19, when the roots are not fully formed. Removing them then results in less discomfort and chances of complications and also prevents emergencies when they decide to become a problem.

In brief: Other criteria

Just because you don't feel it, or because it is not even erupting into your mouth does not mean that it shouldn't come out.
The best time to remove wisdom teeth is on average between the ages of 16 and 19, when the roots are not fully formed. Removing them then results in less discomfort and chances of complications and also prevents emergencies when they decide to become a problem.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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