My wisdom tooth is causing me terrible pain, does it need to be removed?

hello doctor moore. i am 28 years old and i used to feel pain occasionally at the back of the gum where the wisdom teeth grows . and the problems is that i’m still feeling the pain even at this age. i have 28 teeth currently. and it has now been confirmed that the wisdom tooth on the lower left jaw is growing horizontally and pushing the immediate molar tooth. and i am feeling terrible pain all the time. what should be the next course of action for me? would it be appropriate to remove the healthy neighboring pushed tooth so that the wisdom tooth will have space to grow through horizontally or does the wisdom tooth itself have to be removed? thank you for your time doctor
hello, if the wisdom tooth is horizontal it won’t correct itself, if the adjacent tooth has a large cavity both teeth might need removing. Thank you for your question, take care.
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June 29th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Victor Humphries Says :

I have a wisdom tooth growing in the right hand side of my lower jaw
I am an 87 year old Royal Navy veteran no living in Australia
My dentist said leave it for the time being, the tooth was xrayed and shown to be growing horizontally pushing the 2 molars both of which have been root canaled
I have a copy of the xray which i can send by email if you wish Regards Victor Humphries

December 7th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Vaughn Says :

I have a wisdom tooth(left side) growing in on a straight angle, into my jaw. Which is pushing up against my molor but the rest of my teeth causing my gums to stretch(tendar too) and slighly pushing my teeth over to the right. Which is making it difficult to even get floss in between my teeth. Im wondering how the tooth would be removed. Also Im terrified of Dentist :( How can this be done without me freaking out? :( Thanks

December 7th, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Karissa Says :

The tooth could be removed with sedation to help you relax during treatment Ask your dentist to arrange this or refer you to a clinic that can do this

February 11th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Aryanna Says :

Hi i have a infected wisdom tooth, they tried an extraction months ago but i passed out so have been waiting for local hospital for operation but they made a bodge up of requests and so i am still waiting! The wisdom tooth is half broken and is inflammed ! I am on been taking ibuprofen and using clove oil but nothing serms to be easing my pain! Do you operate under general anasthetic? If not what do you recommend urgently? Please help as am in unbearable pain.

February 11th, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Darion Says :

No general practice is allowed to perform ga anymore . You may want to consider a private maxilla facial referral and also consider Iv sedation as an option

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