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Wisdom Teeth at 36

I am 36 years old and still have three wisdom teeth.  I have been having medical problems for about two years now, which include pressure on the head, numbness in limbs, a pulling sensation in my throat, hard to enuciate at times, tongue feels tingly.  Can this have ANYTHING to do with my wisdom teeth?  I am not having any pain/infection at any of these wisdom teeth sites.  I have been to the dentist and she doesnt think it would be causing these issues, but I wanted a second opinion.  I would go ahead and have them pulled, but I have also heard that pulling them this late in life, actually causes problems, as in teeth moving around to fill in space.  Thank you.
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I too believe that the teeth are not the cause of your symptoms. If the dentist feels they are not causing any problems in your mouth then I would not have them extracted.
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i would bet the farm that your issues have nothing at all to do with your wisdom teeth. There is indeed risk in removing them-- it is surgery. If there is no dental reason to remove them, and they are not bothering you, you should leave them alone. the "spacing" issue you referred to is not a valid one, as teeth drift forward into spaces, not backwards. but again, there are risks in the surgery such as infection and damage to local nerves.
for your medical issues, it would behoove you to see a neurologist, in my opinion, or visit the Mayo or cleveland Clinic, where your case is handles all under one roof-- it sounds like you may need a vriety of testing to get to the root of the problem---doing this in separate offices you may be referred to can take forever.
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Thank you for your response.  I have been seeing a couple of neurologists, ents, you name it for these issues.  They say I am healthy.  Good, but not sure why I feel bad all the time.  Was trying to "play doctor" and figure it out myself.  :)  Thanks again.
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AND, you are sooo correct, going to different doctors takes forever, the amount of time in between appointments, in between testings, waiting for referrals, which is why I have been going through this for over TWO years.  Insurance requires a referral to Mayo, which doctors arent willing to hand out when they do not know have an "illness" to report.   I am finally in the process of "maybe" getting that referral to Mayo/Shands.  

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getting a referral should be easy. you should demand one. your doctor simply has to state that you have symptoms he or she cannot diagnose the cause of, and you NEED to be seen by the Mayo or cleveland clinic (the minnesota MAYO is in my opinion the best facility ANYWHERE). They should be happy to refer you--- it is probably bothersome to them that they cant figure out whats wrong, and they would probably be happy to send you off to a major clinic.
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I just now saw your comment after re-reading this post.  I appreciate you taking the time to answer.
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