All four of my wisdom teeth are imapcted. I have known this for 5 years but just within the last year I have started having problems. I don't have the money to get to an oral surgeon right now still saving. My question is I have one wisdom tooth growing into my sinus cavity and also one wisdom tooth is wrapped around the main nerve in my mouth. For the last 7 months I've had horrible neck pain just on Left side, my Left tonsil feels like there is something behind it pushing I have pain in left tonsil also Left ear pain. All of my problems are on the left side. I've been to many doctors to find out what is wrong with me. One doctor sent me to a gastro doctor where I found out I have mild gastritis and a hital herina. I take meds now. I went to three other doctors about the horrible pain by my left tonsil,neck and ear. At one time my lymph nodes in neck was swollen but I was not sick so I was put on antibotics. Two months later still having the pain no relief I went back to the doctor and this time the doctor told me my eustachian tube was swollen and I had fluid on my ear. This doctor gave me antibotics and nasonex spray. I have never had an ear infection and I'm 31 years old. What I am really wondering since no doctor has seemed to be able to help me can these problems be linked to my impacted wisdom teeth? Is there anyone else out there that can speak from expereince of what I am going through or know of someone that maybe you could help me? I already know I need to have the impacted wisdom teeth removed but money is an issue right now. I just want to know can impacted wisdom teeth cause eustachian tube in neck to swell, ear pain, neck pain, throat pain by tonsil. Thank you I'm just trying to find out what is wrong with me. The pain consumes me on somedays and it's so hard to be the best momma I can to my baby. I just want to be me again and find out which direction I need to go in.
Impacted Wisdom teeth can cause problems in the neck, ear and sinus. There's probably a 50-50 chance that getting your wisdom teeth removed will make you feel better, but even if it doesn't help a bit its not a waste of money. Impacted wisdom teeth usually need to be removed at sometime and it just gets harder to heal the older you get. Best wishes (from an old retired dentist)
Like the good retired dentist suggests, getting the oral surgery should help alleviate the symptoms.
Just a suggestion on saving money on oral surgery -
You may want to look into dental school clinics near you.
Sometimes you can get discounted services at a dental school clinic
where professors or student under close observation will perform dental procedures at discounted rates.
If you call a dental hygienist school, sometime top notch dentists/professors will do the procedure for the benefit of his/her hygienstudents at a good rate, or even free.
Its best to call early in the school year or semester, but you can get info at any time.