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Wisdom Teeth Pain
Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth located in the back of the mouth; they often lack space to grow in. This means that sometimes they are unable to break through the gums. When this happens, it can bring excruciating pain.
If you’re one of many individuals who experience wisdom teeth pain, then you know how frustrating it is and how it can affect one’s daily activities. While in other cases, their development may not cause early signs of problems. But since wisdom teeth may be hidden underneath the gum tissue, they are harder to keep clean, making you more susceptible to tooth decay, infection, and gum problems.
Hills Family Dental Centre provides cost-effective treatments for wisdom teeth pain. We have years of experience addressing this common problem by making a personalised treatment plan for each patient. We do this by evaluating the condition of the teeth, checking oral history, and other important factors to come up with a safe treatment approach.
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Common Causes of
Wisdom Teeth Pain
There are a few reasons why your wisdom teeth might be causing you pain:
Impaction is one of the common reasons for wisdom teeth pain. It occurs when they get stuck under the gums or begin to develop in the wrong position. This problem may happen whether there is enough or no space in your mouth.
A small jaw size could be why they become impacted, causing pressure and manifesting severe discomfort.
Another possible cause is an infection around the wisdom tooth. If food gets trapped around it, it can trigger bacteria to grow.
Decaying or cavities on the wisdom tooth can cause the nerve to become irritated, resulting in pain.
In addition to the potential causes of wisdom tooth pain is a temporomandibular joint disorder. This condition affects the jaw joint and can cause discomfort in the teeth and gums.
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Dental Services that
Can Address Wisdom Teeth Pain
The procedure uses anesthesia to numb the area and can be completed within a couple of minutes, depending on the location and position of the wisdom tooth.
The dentist will remove the decayed part and fill the hole with a tooth-colored filling material during this procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Wisdom Teeth Pain
You may recognize wisdom teeth pain with the following common signs and symptoms:
- Some people describe wisdom tooth pain as a toothache behind their molars in the back of the mouth.
- The area might also be painful to touch and sensitive.
- You may feel stiffness and swelling in your jaw.
- Your gums may be tender, swollen, and bleed.
- The pain may subside and come back.
It’s essential to schedule an appointment with your dentist to have them check the condition of your wisdom tooth and may recommend an ideal course of action. In the meantime, you may manage the pain in the following ways:
- Rinse the mouth with salt water. It is one natural way to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with dental pain.
- Apply an ice pack to your cheek area. Ice may help alleviate discomfort by reducing inflammation and numbing the area.
Generally, there is no issue with having your wisdom teeth in your mouth unless they are causing trouble. For instance, impacted ones are often susceptible to oral health issues, and if they are left unchecked, they can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, infection, oral cyst, and damage to adjacent teeth.
Yes, it may subside after a few days, but it doesn’t mean the risks have gone. We highly recommend having a dental check to avoid serious complications associated with problematic wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth may be able to stay in your mouth if they are in the proper position, not crowding other teeth, and completely grown in, which means there aren’t small spaces between the teeth and gums for food debris to get stuck in and they do not pose a threat to your dental health.
Before the procedure, we need to take an x-ray of your mouth to assess the position of the wisdom tooth. Local anesthesia is required to numb the area before the dentist make a small incision in the gum line to gain access. Once the wisdom tooth is exposed, it may need to divide it into sections before it can be pulled out. Once removed, the dentist will clean the area and close the wound with stitches.