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Wisdom teeth
I may have to do something with my wisdom teeth eventually. There is a minor pain in the lower-left back of my mouth, about where I'm assuming the wisdom teeth come in. I can see/feel something coming in there as well as on the other side of my mouth.

I did a quick search on wisdom teeth and, from what I read, they don't always have to be taken out. There can be complications if they're left in or taken out, so it's a 50/50 thing until something starts happening one way or another. It recommended to wait until the pain is more than mild, they don't have enough room to come in, or they're coming in wrong. So far nothing like that is happening; I think I have enough room for them, they don't look like they're coming in wrong, and the pain is only minor.

I think I'll just wait to see what happens before doing anything about them. I'm hoping nothing will have to be done because I don't want to go through that ordeal (as some have made it out to be, although I doubt it is that big of a deal), and I'd rather not spend the money (mine or anyone elses) if they'll be fine anyway.

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iceraver From: iceraver Date: April 17th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Mm. But if they're impacted, they MUST be taken out, or they'll rot beneath your gums while pressing your other teeth.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: April 17th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)
If they're pressing my other teeth then wouldn't they be causing a lot more pain than 'mild'? Either way, there's nothing to do about them until it looks like they need to be taken out. The best thing I can do right now, for them and for me, is just let them be and not worry about it.
iceraver From: iceraver Date: April 17th, 2005 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Not at first. It starts off mild and then becomes severe.
raist_ From: raist_ Date: April 18th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I never took mine out.

In retrospect, I probably should have. It's harder then hell to get a toothbrush back there, and they're liable to rot one of these days as a result.

If all you feel is teething soreness along the gums (I picked up a chewing fascination for awhile...), it should be fine.

But I recommend talking to a dentist and getting his opinion. They'll probably recommend taking them out. It's a lot more simpler that way.
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