For the past two weeks I have been under the impression that I had an ear ache that was causing swelling and sensitivity in my upper jaw. I came to this conclusion since I’ve recently had a sinus infection and it seemed likely that the two may be connected. Now I’m starting to think I have it backwards. The ear pain has lessened but the upper jaw pain has increased. I’m starting to think I may have an impacted wisdom tooth. I didn’t think of this at first because I have previously had a wisdom tooth come in on the other side of my mouth, and though it caused pain, it came in fairly straight and I had it pulled out. So far there is no evidence of the wisdom tooth on the opposite side breaking through but the jaw pain has really intensified. Does this sound like an impacted wisdom tooth and could it be impacted when the previous tooth had no problem breaking through the gums?
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