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Aimalicious
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my wisdom teeth are coming in. the ones on top came in without any pain at all. Now one side on the bottom is painful. It hurts when i move my jaw. And even doing nothing is painful.
Does this mean i have to get that tooth pulled? [Confused]

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dailicious
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Quite possibly. But really, we're not dental specialists here, so you're going to have to visit your dentist, get some X-Rays done, and let the tooth-pros decide that one.

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ASargent42
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You would really have to get that determined by your dentist. It is quite possible that tooth is impacted, or you mouth is just too small to fit all your teeth in. Your dentist would be able to tell just by an x-ray, or even just by an exam, depending on how far along your tooth is. Hopefully you can get an appointment fairly soon, especially because you are in pain. But for now, try sucking on some ice, or try some Orajel (in grocery stores near the floss and toothbrushes/toothpaste and stuff).
Good Luck, and I hope you get it figured out soon ^^

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Smiley64
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my dentist said i have to get mine pulled next summer.. and mine arent even starting to grow in yet... but essentially i'm in the same boat.. i wish you luck.. but if it's bugging you and hurting i'd get it checked out.

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I just want to place emphasis on NOT waiting to get this looked at. For such little things, wisdom teeth can cause big problems. Infection, more pain, and messing up the position of your other adult teeth are all possibilities. If you've had braces, or other similar work done, it is especially important to get your wisdom teeth looked at....
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most likely, yes... my dentist says i have to get mine pulled and there not even starting to grown in yet... :S get it checked out though.. even if you did have to get them pulled, it would take the pain away for good.

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