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How do you know if your wisdom teeth are coming in wrong? Is it painful and can it cause infection?

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Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Exam needed

The only way to really know is to have an exam by a dentist.
The exam will almost certainly include a xray. Depending on your age, tooth position, angulation, and other local factors you my or may not need to have your wisdom teeth extracted. Like any tooth, wisdom teeth can become infected and may even be at greater risk for infection if erupting abnormally. You can always get a second opinion.

In brief: Exam needed

The only way to really know is to have an exam by a dentist.
The exam will almost certainly include a xray. Depending on your age, tooth position, angulation, and other local factors you my or may not need to have your wisdom teeth extracted. Like any tooth, wisdom teeth can become infected and may even be at greater risk for infection if erupting abnormally. You can always get a second opinion.
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dental examination

See your dentist to have an examination and x-rays taken through which your dentist can tell you if you wisdom teeth coming in wrong or weather your jaw have room for them.

In brief: Dental examination

See your dentist to have an examination and x-rays taken through which your dentist can tell you if you wisdom teeth coming in wrong or weather your jaw have room for them.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dr. Tarek Hamid
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dentist tells you

It's hard or impossible for a patient to know whether or not their wisdom teeth are coming in normally and whether or not there will be enough room for them to erupt into place without problems.
That's why you need to see a dentist for a visual exam along with x-rays (and experience and knowledge) to figure that all out.

In brief: Dentist tells you

It's hard or impossible for a patient to know whether or not their wisdom teeth are coming in normally and whether or not there will be enough room for them to erupt into place without problems.
That's why you need to see a dentist for a visual exam along with x-rays (and experience and knowledge) to figure that all out.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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