Wisdom Tooth Pain
Problems We Treat
Wisdom tooth pain is a common yet often overlooked oral health issue that many people encounter, typically in their late teens or early twenties. This discomfort is often a result of impacted wisdom teeth, or third molars, which occur when there isn’t enough room in your mouth for these late bloomers to emerge or grow properly. If left untreated, this can lead to complications such as inflammation, infection, and severe pain.
Causes of Wisdom Tooth Pain
The primary cause of wisdom tooth pain is the impaction of the wisdom teeth. Impaction occurs when the wisdom teeth fail to emerge fully, often due to insufficient space in the jaw. As the teeth struggle to find room, they may grow at various angles in the jaw, sometimes even horizontally. This can result in acute discomfort, swelling, and potentially, infection of the surrounding gum tissue.
Recommendations for Wisdom Tooth Pain
Preventing wisdom tooth pain isn’t always possible as the growth of these teeth is a natural process. However, adopting good oral hygiene practices, using over-the-counter pain relief medications to manage discomfort, and scheduling regular dental check-ups can go a long way in controlling the pain and preventing associated issues.
How We Treat Wisdom Tooth Pain
When it comes to treating wisdom tooth pain, Dr. Ash and his team prioritize your comfort. For severe cases, we often recommend the extraction of the affected wisdom teeth. This not only helps alleviate the immediate pain but also prevents further complications such as damage to neighbouring teeth or potential gum disease.
Remember, you don’t have to live with wisdom tooth pain. If you’re suffering from this common yet distressing problem, reach out to us