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Can your wisdom teeth be a reason for head and ear aches? My bottom right wisdom tooth keeps breaking and now im feeling pain in right side of my face

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In brief: Possibly

Considering the wisdom tooth is probably unrestorable at this point, why don't you just get it extracted? It's not helping you in any way, and your other symptoms might just clear up.
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In brief: Possibly

Considering the wisdom tooth is probably unrestorable at this point, why don't you just get it extracted? It's not helping you in any way, and your other symptoms might just clear up.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. William Jakavick
Dentistry - Cosmetic
5 doctors agree

In brief: Wisdom pain

Pain is not only a great motivator it is also an indication of a problem, such as infection.
Since you report that the bottom wisdom tooth keeps breaking it is likely that it has decay, and a lot of it, and the dacay may have infected the nerve in the tooth. You need to have it evaluated by the dentist or oral surgeon and likely have it removed better sooner than later. Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) may help.

In brief: Wisdom pain

Pain is not only a great motivator it is also an indication of a problem, such as infection.
Since you report that the bottom wisdom tooth keeps breaking it is likely that it has decay, and a lot of it, and the dacay may have infected the nerve in the tooth. You need to have it evaluated by the dentist or oral surgeon and likely have it removed better sooner than later. Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) may help.
Dr. William Jakavick
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

That is very possible.
See an oral surgeon for a consultation for removal of wisdom teeth.

In brief: Yes

That is very possible.
See an oral surgeon for a consultation for removal of wisdom teeth.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, yes, and yes!

Things can only get worse. What are you waiting for, ? Get it out!

In brief: Yes, yes, and yes!

Things can only get worse. What are you waiting for, ? Get it out!
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Alexandra Jaquery
Dentistry - Cosmetic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tooth is decayed

If your wisdom tooth keeps breaking is because it is decayed.
Dental cavity hollows the tooth structure to, the point pieces of tooth break down. If the cavity reaches the root canal you can experience great pain. The removal of the tooth will eliminate all the trouble you are experiencing.

In brief: Tooth is decayed

If your wisdom tooth keeps breaking is because it is decayed.
Dental cavity hollows the tooth structure to, the point pieces of tooth break down. If the cavity reaches the root canal you can experience great pain. The removal of the tooth will eliminate all the trouble you are experiencing.
Dr. Alexandra Jaquery
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

The nerve pathways that provide sensation to the wisdom tooth regions run through many nearby structures.
If your wisdom tooth " keeps breaking" why on earth do you still have it in your head? Infection (the likely reason it is breaking) in that part of the lower jaw can cause much more than headaches and earaches. They can be dangerous, even deadly. See the dentist and get it/them addressed asap.

In brief: Absolutely

The nerve pathways that provide sensation to the wisdom tooth regions run through many nearby structures.
If your wisdom tooth " keeps breaking" why on earth do you still have it in your head? Infection (the likely reason it is breaking) in that part of the lower jaw can cause much more than headaches and earaches. They can be dangerous, even deadly. See the dentist and get it/them addressed asap.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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Dr. Richard Berman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Absolutely it can.
If it is breaking it may also be infected, causing pain. You should see your dentist to evaluate it and have it removed by your dentist or an oral surgeon.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely it can.
If it is breaking it may also be infected, causing pain. You should see your dentist to evaluate it and have it removed by your dentist or an oral surgeon.
Dr. Richard Berman
Dr. Richard Berman
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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pericoronitis

You could be having what is called pericoronitis this is where food and bacteria from the mouth gets under the gum around the wisdom tooth and this is an infection- get it out soon - it will get worse.

In brief: Pericoronitis

You could be having what is called pericoronitis this is where food and bacteria from the mouth gets under the gum around the wisdom tooth and this is an infection- get it out soon - it will get worse.
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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Dr. William Jakavick
Pericornitis although a possibility does not address nor explain that the tooth keeps breaking.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Wisdom tooth likely the source of pain.
See wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Another possibility - TMJ.

In brief: Yes

Wisdom tooth likely the source of pain.
See wisdom tooth expert - oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Another possibility - TMJ.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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