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How do you know when your wisdom teeth come in and when to get them out?

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Signs can be different but some can feel them pushing the other teeth and this can feel like a headache, earache, toothache etc. If you run your tongue along the gums behind your molars, sometimes you can feel them poking thru. Most people wait until the pain is too much and have them removed. Some people dont even know they came in because there was room for them and therefore nothing is done. The surgeon will make the determination when it is time

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I can't even notice mine coming in.
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Exactly.. sometimes there is room but if they are not fully erupted (the whole way through) you may at some point be able to notice.. Not fun and good luck
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girly5
i have one coming on the right top side in the very back behind all my other grown in teeth and it keeps hurting really bad and when i get my tongue to touch it it hurts n feels like there is food stuck there but there is no food and im trying to remember to avoid eating on that side and when i do it hurts worse. i tried touching w/ my index finger and right next to the pain spot is half of a tooth
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you mean dentist, not surgeon..? lol.
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Most people are referred to an Oral Surgeon to have their wisdom teeth removed but yeah, dentist first than surgeon
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They will be even farther back then your molars. You don't always need them removed. If their are impacted and you have a very indescribable pain then you remove them. About 33% of adults have had their wisdom teeth removed.

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Gum pain, and you can start to feel the points of the tooth poking through the gum if you rub your tongue back there. If you have room for them to come in like I did, then you're fine, if they isn't room it will be very painful and you'll need them out.

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Wisdom teeth don't always have to come out

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ok not helpful
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Before I got my wisdom tooth pulled it hurt to eat on that side of my mouth and when I touched my gums where my wisdom tooth was with my tongue it tasted almost metallic like. The dentist took x-rays and told me it was ready to be pulled.

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girly5

i need my wisdom teeth pulled out and i have one growing in but when i went to the dentist in april 2011 they told me its necessary but i cant until my social worker gives authorization and i cant eat on the right side bcuz of the pain and i lick it and when ever i lick it and push w/ my tongue it hurts n tastes like blood. they need approval from my social worker because they would need to do anastegia (dont know how to spell it but its the kind of surgery)

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anesthesia*** its not the kind of surgery..its the medicine provided to numb the area in which their doing the surgery on.
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Anesthesia is anything the anesthesiologist gives you to knock you out during surgery. It is not a medical procedure. Smh
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well you cant tell by the difference of how you eat, plus you can see inside your mouth to see if there coming in. Now when to get them out, it depends on what person, everybody is different!!please vote for this!!

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mouth aches

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In the very back of my mouth there is a little area of skin and it hurts I know at one point my dentist told me my wisdom teeth were impacted so I do not know if it has any thing to do with it or not?

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