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Sharp pain from wisdom tooth, pressure on ears, tender jaws. Should I remove it?

Hello so I have wisdom teeth that have been coming in for over a year and I m not sure if I need to get them removed. However I always have sharp pains comig from where my wisdom teeth are and recently my ears have been feeling pressure and when I touch under my jaw and by my lymph nodes on the outside it feels tender could this be due to my wisdom teeth being impacted?
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Presence of radiating pain in the ear and under the jaw is because of infection in the teeth or surrounding gingival flap infection i.e. development of pericornitis, and tender lymph nodes. An x-ray should be taken to know whether the teeth is impacted or can erupt into occlusion normally. If impacted it has to be removed surgically or operculectomy should be performed if only the gingival flap is infected this should be followed by a course of antibiotics and analgesics .
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
the type of history you are presenting here directly indicate to your wisdom tooth infection known as pericoronitis.
In this situation pain may refer to ear, neck & head.
immediately start up with warm saline rinses & betadine rinses, along with antibiotic course including amoxycilline 500mg TDS & ibuprofen 400 mg TDS.
Than visit to your dentist for check iopa x-ray and removal of this tooth.
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Eruption of wisdom teeth is often associated with discomfort and pain. This is common and usually subsides on its own. However in some cases, it can get impacted and become problematic.

You will need a dental examination to determine whether your wisdom teeth are impacted or not. The lymph node enlargement in the neck does not necessarily indicate that the tooth is impacted. Lymph node swelling is a non-specific sign which indicates an inflamation or infection in the area which is drined by that lymph node. So, please see a dentist for a proper dental examination.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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