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Wisdom tooth eruption

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Posted by: ngipin34  (9 years ago)
My wisdom tooth started to come out 4 days ago. I experienced pain and jaw stiffness. I cannot eat well. How long does the pain last?
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Dear ngipin!

The pain could last for several days and then you'll be fine.

On the flip side, you could develop an acute abscess depending on how much space is free around the area in question; for example, if a tooth pocket is already available.

Ideally you should find a dentist who specializes in oral surgery!
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: Andres123  (9 years ago)
I had pain for about a week while my wisdom tooth was coming out on the left side. That one was fine, but for my right tooth I had to go see an oral specialist because there were space issues, and ultimately I had to have a wisdom tooth removal!
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Posted by: ngipin34  (9 years ago)
Thank you Dr. Ioana.
Yes, I did have an abscess and it is bothering me so much. I hope I can find a good oral specialist here in checkdent.com.
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Posted by: ngipin34  (9 years ago)
Hi Andres! Did they remove yours during your first visit or you had to wait for the swelling to subside? If the dentist tells me I had to undergo wisdom tooth extraction, I wanted it to be done as soon as possible. The pain is so terrible especially while eating. Thanks!
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Posted by: sweetsmile  (9 years ago)
I have an abscess which is at the stage where my wisdom tooth is so painful to touch. Will antibiotics work before the pain gets worse?
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