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The wisdom teeth have gain a reputation for creating problems; frequently when these teeth are coming out they do not have enough room in the jaw creating pressure in the rest of the teeth forcing them to move towards the middle creating a overlapping on the teeth.

Another problems cause by the wisdom teeth can be gum disease, decay because these teeth are difficult to clean and they may collect bacteria. It is important an early diagnosis and removal for one or more wisdom teeth before roots become firmly embedded in the dense adult jaw bone.


Though aftercare may differ based on the type of extraction and location of your tooth, you can usually expect to heal in a matter of 7 to 10 days. It's important to do what you can to keep the blood clot in place in the tooth socket. Dislodging it can cause what's called dry socket, which can be painful.
It is normal to feel some pain after the anesthesia wears off. For 24 hours after having a tooth pulled, you should also expect some swelling and residual bleeding. However, if either bleeding or pain is still severe more than four hours after your tooth is pulled, you should call your dentist.
Yes, getting a tooth pulled can hurt. However, your dentist will typically give you local anesthesia during the procedure to eliminate the pain. Also, following the procedure, dentists usually recommend over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription pain medication to help you manage the pain.