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Old 07-15-2002, 09:11 AM   #1
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Post Wisdom tooth question.

Hello. I have one wisdom tooth coming in. Theres no pain except for the usual surface discomfort from any molar coming in. Question is....why is only 1 coming in? And I have heard the horror stories of having them pulled....was that because they were still under the gums or impacted? Would the same pain be expected with Wisdom teeth that have fully surfaced? I actually dont even know what impacted means, so if anyone could help me out, it's be greatly appreciated I know the best way to find out is to go to my dentist, but I am just curious and won't be able to get any appointment for a while.

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Old 07-15-2002, 03:12 PM   #2
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If you were having problems with your wisdom teeth, your regular dentist would let you know. If you're not having any pain, I wouldn't be too conerned. It would be a good idea to bring up to your dentist next time you go.

Also, getting your wisdom teeth out is not that bad. I had three extracted, and I survived. Take care!

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Old 07-16-2002, 03:43 PM   #3
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You should ask your dentist to be sure, but in my case I only had one to begin with. Over a couple of months two more came in. Once I had three I began to have problems and pain. I really suffered as a result, because I waited thinking I could ignore them. Your dentist can tell you his/her opinion on your wisdom teeth, and you can get a second opinion to evaluate your options since you're not in pain so far. Some people retain their wisdom teeth, but for most, the jaw is just too small to accommodate them without problems at some point down the line.


Old 07-17-2002, 12:21 PM   #4
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Thank you.

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