As an ENT surgeon I see many patients coming to the clinic with headache,ear ache, sore throat,neck pain and tooth ache from erupting wisdom tooth.The wisdom teeth (third molars) usually start to erupt during late adolescence. Sometimes, there’s not enough room for them, and they come in partially or not at all. This condition can lead to pericoronitis, inflammation of the tissue surrounding the tooth. Pericoronitis also can occur around a wisdom tooth that has not erupted at all and is still under the gums.
Pericoronitis can be tricky to treat because the flap of gum tissue won’t go away until the wisdom tooth emerges naturally or until the tissue is removed. If the area is infected, patients are given oral antibiotics.
In some cases, the dentist may suggest you have the tooth extracted once pericoronitis is under control. If the dentist thinks the tooth may erupt fully into the mouth without problems, he or she may leave it alone. However, if pericoronitis recurs, the tooth may be extracted.