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Old 01-09-2012, 04:15 AM   #1
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Pain around back of jaw with swollen inner cheek: wisdom tooth or infection?

Yesterday, it just started randomly hurting while I was driving home. When not put under pressure, it's just my inner cheek that hurts (right side). It's a pretty dull pain, but it gets worse when I open my mouth wide and a swollen part of my cheek brushes the top of my bottom row of teeth. It's a bit swollen on the inside, but my face isn't any puffier because of it. I brushed my teeth and the pain itself is stemming from the back of my gum ridge on the bottom, where there isn't a tooth. I'm 20 years old and haven't had my wisdom teeth removed, so is it possible that this is one coming in, or is it more likely an infection of some sort?

 
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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Re: Pain around back of jaw with swollen inner cheek: wisdom tooth or infection?

Hi,
There is a very good possibility that it is your wisdom tooth trying to erupt. I do urge you to get yourself to the dentist to have it evaluated, though. Many times there isn't enough room for a wisdom tooth to come through or they lie sideways in the gums. Without an xray and evaluation an impacted wisdom tooth can cause alot of damage to the nearby teeth and their structures.

They can also become infected under the gumline. The only way to find out what's brewing there is to go and have it checked.

Please do this. Hope you are pain free soon.

My best to you,
Gellia

 
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Re: Pain around back of jaw with swollen inner cheek: wisdom tooth or infection?

Hey did you ever recover and what did you do to help and what was it? I'm having the same problem it sucks. Please let me know

 
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