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I think my third molars are growing, is it normal that my jaw hurts quite a bit?

Asked by yannick (985points) July 20th, 2008

I can see my 3rd molar emerging on the right side of my jaw (or left, if you look into my mouth) but that whole side of my jaw is hurting. This only started today, I hadn’t noticed it was growing before. Is the pain normal..?

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margeryred's avatar

I had my wisdom teeth removed and then several years later I had additional pain in my jaw and was diagnosed with TMJ. You will definitely have to go to your dentist for an exam, whom after diagnosis will more than likely refer you to an oral surgeon to take your molars out first.

Are you teeth/bite set properly? Do you grind your teeth at night? Does your jaw click or pop? These are all things I have personal experience with and paid over $10,000 to repair… so good luck!

delirium's avatar

I’ve noticed a lot of aching associated with their growth. But a dentist appt. wouldn’t be a bad idea.

robmandu's avatar

A lot of folks get their wisdom teeth pulled due to crowding. If yours are crowding the other teeth, that could lead to discomfort.

Thirding @del’s and @red’s suggestion: go see a dentist.

flameboi's avatar

Get them removed, think of your body as a gas pipeline, your third molars are like a huge hole in the pipeline… The balance of your body’s energy can be affected :)

Lightlyseared's avatar

really if they are not causing problems you shouldn’t have them removed. There can be complications…

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