Dentists in your Area:
, 22182
Distance: 24.9 Miles
Frederick, 21701
Distance: 25.0 Miles
Rockville, 20850
Distance: 25.5 Miles
Rockville, 20852
Distance: 28.3 Miles
Falls Church, 22044
Distance: 30.4 Miles
Silver Spring, 20904
Distance: 37.3 Miles
Hagerstown, 21740
Distance: 40.2 Miles
Laurel, 20707-5000
Distance: 41.9 Miles
Ellicott City, 21042-3607
Distance: 44.1 Miles
Ellicott City, 21042-2801
Distance: 45.5 Miles
start your health research here
Search Checkdent
Search Forum

Is my wisdom tooth impacted or infected?

User Level:
Posted by: theshirt  (9 years ago)
Dear Doctor,

My wisdom tooth is aching so badly. I think it might be infected or impacted. All the other ones are pretty much the same closeness to coming out and they don't hurt nearly as bad. I'm missing my left and right molars. The right one was so badly infected that the dentist had to pull it out immediately and he gave me antibiotics. Is it possible that the infection didn't heal completely and that it has spread all the way to my wisdom tooth? Thanks in advance!
User Level:
Hello theshirt!

You should have the wisdom tooth extracted. It sounds like the tooth hasn't emerged completely and it is possible you have a pocket in your mucosa membrane.

Read up on wisdom tooth extraction in the blog - there are some very informative and detailed articles. Then it's time to find a good oral surgeon and see what s/he has to say!

All the best!
Posted 9 years ago
User Level:
Posted by: curious  (9 years ago)
You have to see your doctor. If it is infected, you have to take antibiotic. When the infection is gone have your wisdom teeth taken out.
User Level:
Posted by: theshirt  (9 years ago)
Thanks Checkdent! Your answers are highly appreciated.