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My gums feel swollen near my wisdom tooth should i get them taken out even though the pain is bearable?

24 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Wisdom teeth

There is no one general answer to your question, especially with this type of forum over the internet, sight unseen and without the ability to see x-rays of the teeth.
Your own dentist can discuss the options with you and whether or not he/she thinks the teeth ought to come out or not, and if so when.

In brief: Wisdom teeth

There is no one general answer to your question, especially with this type of forum over the internet, sight unseen and without the ability to see x-rays of the teeth.
Your own dentist can discuss the options with you and whether or not he/she thinks the teeth ought to come out or not, and if so when.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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8 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

It really depends on the position of the teeth, if they are impacted, and their condition.
This question is best answered after being examined locally by an oral surgeon.

In brief: Possibly

It really depends on the position of the teeth, if they are impacted, and their condition.
This question is best answered after being examined locally by an oral surgeon.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Jerry Brown
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 3rd Molar Treatment

Good day; Diagnosis and removal of Wisdom Teeth need to be decided on an individual basis.
Prophylactic removal of 3rd molars are not recommended. Mal-position, chronic infection, partial eruption necessitate extraction. An x-ray(panorex) of the jaw, on occasion a scan of the oral cavity, will assist with expert diagnosis. Recommend you contact DDS/ Oral Surgeon; as your symptoms indicate!

In brief: 3rd Molar Treatment

Good day; Diagnosis and removal of Wisdom Teeth need to be decided on an individual basis.
Prophylactic removal of 3rd molars are not recommended. Mal-position, chronic infection, partial eruption necessitate extraction. An x-ray(panorex) of the jaw, on occasion a scan of the oral cavity, will assist with expert diagnosis. Recommend you contact DDS/ Oral Surgeon; as your symptoms indicate!
Dr. Jerry Brown
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Gums

Swollen gums indicates a need to see your dentist.
He/she will let you know what is the best course of action. If there is infection that needs to be cleared up. Peace and good health.

In brief: Gums

Swollen gums indicates a need to see your dentist.
He/she will let you know what is the best course of action. If there is infection that needs to be cleared up. Peace and good health.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Consult

with an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMFS).
(S)he will tell you whether the teeth need to be taken out.

In brief: Consult

with an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMFS).
(S)he will tell you whether the teeth need to be taken out.
Dr. Robert Douglas
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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your dentist.

There are too many factors to address without your exam and x-ray.
Pain is not the most common reason to remove wisdoms teeth, it is secondary to other reasons sometimes. Evaluate the details of your situation with your dentist and make the right decision with all the information present.

In brief: Ask your dentist.

There are too many factors to address without your exam and x-ray.
Pain is not the most common reason to remove wisdoms teeth, it is secondary to other reasons sometimes. Evaluate the details of your situation with your dentist and make the right decision with all the information present.
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Teething

You may in pain because teeth are trying to emerge.
The pain may be due to the teeth being blocked from erupting (impacted or partially impacted), in which case they be damaging adjacent teeth and/or supporting tissues. Pain may be due to an infection. See a wisdom tooth specialist, an Oral Surgeon, for x-rays and an informed opinion. Can't make that decision for you without examination.

In brief: Teething

You may in pain because teeth are trying to emerge.
The pain may be due to the teeth being blocked from erupting (impacted or partially impacted), in which case they be damaging adjacent teeth and/or supporting tissues. Pain may be due to an infection. See a wisdom tooth specialist, an Oral Surgeon, for x-rays and an informed opinion. Can't make that decision for you without examination.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Infected gums & body

Wisdom teeth often cause pain in the gums, teeth, or joints, or muscles.
Typically, the pain comes and goes. However, it is also common that the pain suddenly become extreme and unbearable. Getting numb for treatment at this late stage is often difficult--a reason why some people have a horror story at a dentist!! Swollen gums mean infection, which infects your body: See your dentist ASAP!

In brief: Infected gums & body

Wisdom teeth often cause pain in the gums, teeth, or joints, or muscles.
Typically, the pain comes and goes. However, it is also common that the pain suddenly become extreme and unbearable. Getting numb for treatment at this late stage is often difficult--a reason why some people have a horror story at a dentist!! Swollen gums mean infection, which infects your body: See your dentist ASAP!
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
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Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry

In brief: It may be

just part of the teething process! Best to consult your dentist to determine the need for removal or if they can be retained an be functional.

In brief: It may be

just part of the teething process! Best to consult your dentist to determine the need for removal or if they can be retained an be functional.
Dr. Elton Behner
Dr. Elton Behner
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In brief: Contact DDS

See your dentist for a complete radiographic and clinical examination.
If the dentist feels it is warranted, extraction of the third molars may be advised. If the teeth appear to be coming in adequately and there is enough room, there may be a need for an operculectomy or warm salt water rinses, speak with your dentist.

In brief: Contact DDS

See your dentist for a complete radiographic and clinical examination.
If the dentist feels it is warranted, extraction of the third molars may be advised. If the teeth appear to be coming in adequately and there is enough room, there may be a need for an operculectomy or warm salt water rinses, speak with your dentist.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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