Patients often come to us with pain in their wisdom teeth. Usually, the pain spreads through the lower jaw on the same side, and often to the area around the ear and temple. In younger people, while the wisdom tooth is still growing, the pain is caused by the tooth’s growth itself. If the wisdom tooth is growing in the correct position, the pain may not be significant, but if it is “pushing” against neighboring teeth and is in an incorrect position, the pain can be much more intense. In both older and younger patients, very severe pain can occur due to infection around the wisdom tooth or due to deep decay in the tooth that has already reached the nerve.

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