The Dull ache in the back of the jaw can be a precursor to the formation of Pericoronitis (an infection in the gum tissue), which can progress into a full blown Abscess.
This ache can often turn into a full blown Dental Emergency overnight, forcing you to have to seek immediate attention. Wisdom teeth abscesses are one of the primary causes for Dental related visits to the Emergency Room.
Early intervention is the best way to pre-empt a serious infection from forming.
Dr. Akmal is skilled at removing wisdom teeth without sedation, however mild-moderate sedation options are available as well.