- Mar 5, 2013
Hello all! I am so thankful for this forum b/c I am absolutely petrified about possibly needing my lower wisdom tooth extracted. For years I've been told my lower wisdom teeth were coming through, I should have them out, etc. but I literally never had any discomfort from them so elected to not have them out. A week ago I started having bad jaw and ear pain and am terrified this is because my tooth is impacted and am fearing the worst. I am honestly such a wreck about this. I had my upper tooth extracted about 7 years ago but that was a super easy extraction since it was an upper wisdom tooth and the healing process was really easy. If the lower was just like the upper I'd be less worried but I've read a lot saying lower extractions are more difficult and am just so freaked out. I know I need to go see an oral surgeon but just the mere thought is so upsetting.