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Could this pain be caused by my wisdom teeth coming in?

Asked by bluejay (1009points) September 24th, 2011

I don’t know if it’s from my braces or possibly my wisdom teeth coming in… I got my braces tightened a couple weeks ago and in a few days my teeth stopped hurting. If it’s caused by the braces then there is definitely something wrong, because this has never happened in the 2 years I’ve had them in. With that said is it possible that my wisdom teeth are coming in and causing this pain? I don’t feel anything coming in. At first it felt like a regular ache. Then it progressed. I couldn’t sleep the other night because if I’m not playing with it the pain slowly moves to all my other teeth and then to my head. At one point it felt like a fire in my mouth. Water and cold foods help relieve the pain but it immediately comes back once it warms up. Any ideas???

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CWOTUS's avatar

Uh… I’m not a dentist and I have zero medical training. But I have had toothaches from time to time, and a few extractions. (At my age, it ain’ no thang.) And I also had braces for two years when I was in high school, and they often made my teeth hurt like a bitch for up to a week after adjustments.

But I’ve never felt any kind of “whole mouth” pain. You need to be scheduling a visit with your orthodontist and getting some pictures, I think.

Allie's avatar

Possibly. I got a lot of headaches when my wisdom teeth were coming in. Two of mine broke through the gums before I had them removed, but while they were moving into place I definitely noticed I pit of pressure and, like I said, headaches. Icing helped for a bit, but it wasn’t a permanent relief.
If you’re concerned about it go talk to your orthodontist. They can take x-rays, possibly arrange an extraction if you need it and maybe give you something for the pain in the meantime.

trailsillustrated's avatar

I am a dentist. It sounds exactly like your wisdom teeth. Your orthodontist would have taken what is called a panoramic xray, and would have seen your wisdom teeth at the stage they were in then. You need another xray, and soon. Often, the wisdom teeth do not ever erupt but put pressure on the other teeth, causing the very pain you describe. You need to go in as soon as possible. I don’t know your age, but this is very common with 14–18 year olds. Good luck and call them!

bluejay's avatar

Thanks all. My mom is scheduling an appointment for this week. Wish me luck.

Hibernate's avatar

Good luck and hopefully nothing will be wrong with your teeth.

bluejay's avatar

Sorry it took so long to update. I went to the dentist and they did x-rays. They found out that I have an infection in my tooth. Now I’m on pills and the pain has gone away. Soon I have to go get a root canal.

Hibernate's avatar

Hopefully they can save the tooth.

bluejay's avatar

Yeah that’s what they’re going to try.

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