Wisdom tooth

soccerbai123

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I think my wisdom tooth is coming out. I am feeling a bit of pain in the back part of my teeth and it is really the gums. I really hate it since it somehow demotivates me to go to work since the nature of my work is talking, I am not able to talk that much due to the pain it is causing. I need some advise on this please.
 

gosu_smurf

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Pain is pretty normal when your wisdom tooth is emerging. After a week or so it should subside. Get a dentist to check up on your tooth, if the pain persists for some time. He/she may recommend you to extract the wisdom tooth if its grown in a bad spot.
 

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Well, I think it has been more than a week now. But before, the pain was tolerable, but now it is not. I cannot sleep because of this. Thank you for the dvice, will have to contact the company dentist. Hope it goes well.
 

gosu_smurf

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You can try taking some pain killers if its really so pain. When you eat, chew on the other side of your mouth, away from the emerging tooth. Hope the pain goes away soon :)
 

LLuDawg

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Does everyone get wisdom teeth? I am a little scared of them because it sounds quite painful to get removed. Is it possible for someone to not get them?
 

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Does everyone get wisdom teeth? I am a little scared of them because it sounds quite painful to get removed. Is it possible for someone to not get them?
Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars. They are the last to erupt and frequently cause slight or serious complications.

Typically, they appear, when a person is between fifteen and twenty-five years old. The majority of grown-ups have four of them. However, deviations from this norm are observed quite often. Thus, people may grow from one to three teeth of this type and there are even those, who do not have third molars at all. The approximate amount of such people ranges between 2-5% of general population. This condition is known as oligodontia.

In fact, there is no exact data concerning how many people have third molars. Nonetheless, it is reported that cases when people do not develop them are not rare. Dentists explain this phenomenon in several ways. First of all, it is supposed that some people may be genetically predisposed to this condition. It has been noticed that the majority of people, who face oligodontia, have relatives with the same problem. Well, it is not even a problem, but rather your individual feature.

Some third molars, which never come out, still exist. Dentists call them “impacted”. They are located in the gums and often cause problems. For example, such teeth may erupt partially or incorrectly, thus damaging neighboring teeth and gum tissues or leading to the spread of infection. If this happens, they have to be pulled out as soon as possible to prevent more serious complications.

If you are between 15 and 25 years old and do not have these teeth yet, this fact should not frustrate or worry you. Nowadays, it is possible to find out whether you have third molars or not in less than an hour. Everything you have to do is to visit your dentist and ask him/her to make a panoramic X-ray. This procedure is not complicated and time-taking. It will let you know if there are third molars in your gums. In case the X-ray shows that there are no visible teeth forming, this may signify that they will probably never erupt at all. If so, then you may be considered lucky enough to avoid numerous potential problems caused by teeth of this type. If you need, you may undergo the X-ray procedure for several times to know if there are any changes.
 

karmaman

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Have the dentist look at it for sure. My wisdom teeth were coming out right for a while, then they suddenly hurt really badly and wouldn't stop. When I went in to see the dentist the x-ray showed that they were pushed my next molars out. I had to have them removed the next day to avoid losing my next set of molars.
 

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I think the dentist should take a look at your wisdom tooth. When my wisdom tooth appeared many, many years ago, it was causing me much pain so I went to the dentist and I was told that the tooth is grinding on my gums and so had to be removed. The dentist removed the wisdom tooth because according to him, I don't really need the tooth. So I agreed to the procedure.
 

soccerbai123

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I had it checked yesterday and the dentist said i have a third molar infection. It needs to be taken out or it will infect my gums and throat. I am a bit scared since this will be my first time, I hope everything will be okay.
 

soccerbai123

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Thank you so much, I will try that out once I am in room with the dentist and they will be taking about my impacted tooth.
 

soccerbai123

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I think the dentist should take a look at your wisdom tooth. When my wisdom tooth appeared many, many years ago, it was causing me much pain so I went to the dentist and I was told that the tooth is grinding on my gums and so had to be removed. The dentist removed the wisdom tooth because according to him, I don't really need the tooth. So I agreed to the procedure.
Did it hurt? People say you will get a fever as a side effect and the like. I am now scared to go through the procedure.
 

LLuDawg

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Thanks for the answers. I actually have my third molars but there is nothing complicated or wrong with them. However I think I do have to get them removed in a year or so.
 

UmiNoor

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Did it hurt? People say you will get a fever as a side effect and the like. I am now scared to go through the procedure.
I don't really remember but the dentist did apply a lot of anesthetics to the tooth. I don't think it hurts and I didn't get any fever afterwards as far as I can remember. I think it was a very simple procedure since it was just one tooth.

The last time I had my tooth extracted, it wasn't even a wisdom tooth. I broke my tooth when I got involved in a motor vehicle accident. My tooth was totally broken into pieces but the roots are still in my gum. The dentist applied quite a bit of anesthetics and extracted the tooth. Because it was broken into several pieces he had to do a couple of extraction. It didn't hurt when he extracted the tooth but it hurt afterwards when the anesthetics wore off. You must remember the tooth was extracted because I broke it during an accident so it's probably a different pain than the wisdom tooth extraction.

I don't think you have anything to fear. The pain, if there's any, will only be for awhile and you can always ask the dentist to prescribe you painkillers that will allay the pain.
 

soccerbai123

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I am just scared since this will be the first that I will be injected with anesthesia. And I am scared of the effects afterwards. And afraid that it might ruin my work since I work in a call center.
 

Alli

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I had mine removed at 17 because they were coming out wrong...it was painful, but not unbearable. They give you lots of anesthetic when they remove the teeth, so it doesn't hurt then, it just hurts afterwards when the pain meds wear off!
If you need temporary instant relief before you get them out, you can try some oral teething gel- that's what babies use when the baby teeth are pushing through the gums, so it is designed to numb the area.
 

mika

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Hi, how's your wisdom tooth now, was it removed? Hope everything went fine for you. :)

My wisdom tooth also caused me lot of pain. I need to take pain killers and antibiotics since it had cracked my other molar. The cracked molar was removed and just let my wisdom tooth be fully grown. I am not okay with it.
 

altrouge

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Wow, I've never really felt any pain when my wisdom teeth started growing out, I even remember messing with it - poking it, rubbing the gums and all those sorts but there was no pain, just some funny feeling.