Wisdom Tooth Pain: Symptoms, Treatment and Relief

Wisdom teeth can grow and emerge in your mouth quite normally without causing unnecessary pain or discomfort. Problems come up only when the tooth has grown and got stuck in the wrong position in your mouth or if you haven’t got enough space in your jaw for the tooth to fully emerge. This is quite a common scenario and is often why pain and discomfort occur where wisdom teeth are concerned.

You may not need to remove your wisdom teeth; sometimes the pain is just normal. But other times, there could be signs of a bigger issue.

It is important that you visit your dentist to discuss your options, especially if you are feeling any pain or discomfort with your wisdom teeth, and they will guide you on what’s best for your individual condition.

What is wisdom teeth pain and can I self-treat wisdom tooth pain?

Wisdom teeth could cause multiple issues like pain, discomfort, and soreness in your jaw as well as pose problems related to your sinuses and cause trouble when eating.

Wisdom tooth pain and discomfort is inevitable for most people. The level of pain you experience will vary depending on your individual case.

If you are suffering from any discomfort or pain due to new wisdom teeth emerging, it is important that you visit your dentist to have them assess and examine your condition.

There are a few at-home remedies that can help you ease the discomfort you are experiencing as the new teeth grow and settle in or while you wait for your next dental appointment to have your wisdom teeth extracted.

1. Over-the-counter medication

2. Rinse with saltwater solution

3. Applying a cold compress

Wisdom teeth removal procedures

When you visit your dentist for an initial consult, they will require you to take an OPG, which is a full mouth x-ray, in order to make sure they look at your wisdom teeth as well as the surrounding teeth properly before advising you of your options.

To learn more about the full wisdom tooth removal procedures click on the link below.

Aftercare for wisdom teeth removal

When you are home after the surgery there are few things to keep in mind to make sure your wound heals completely.

For more details click on the link below.

Early intervention for wisdom teeth

If problematic wisdom teeth are left untreated, in the long term they could cause issues like:

  • Chronic pain
  • Tooth decay
  • Cysts or tumours
  • Damage to surrounding teeth
  • Recurring infections
  • Gum disease

To read the full article on wisdom tooth pain, symptoms, treatment and relief, click below.Watch Dr. Alistair answer your questions about wisdom teeth in this video

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