14 Apr

Wisdom Tooth Pain? We're Here to Help!

The wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, but they often cause the most trouble. Also known as the third molars, the wisdom teeth are located in the corners of the mouth and they usually start to come through between the ages of 18 and 25. However, this can vary widely and some people don’t get their wisdom teeth until much later.
Wisdom teeth have a bad name but often, they don’t cause any problems and come through without any issues at all. The reason many people bemoan their wisdom teeth is the pain they sometimes cause when they push through and start to grow. In cases where there is insufficient room in the jaw, the teeth can start to grow at awkward angles and push against the neighbouring teeth and this can be very uncomfortable. In this case, treatment may be required.

What can be done for painful wisdom teeth?

As the wisdom teeth are not essential, sometimes the best course of action is to extract painful teeth. If there’s a lack of space it’s causing pain, or you have gum disease or the teeth are decayed because they are impossible to reach with a toothbrush, it’s usually a good idea to remove them. Extracting the teeth saves further pain and reduces the risk of the teeth damaging the neighbouring molars.
The extraction process is similar to that carried out on normal teeth. However, sometimes wisdom tooth extraction can be more complex due to the location and position of the tooth. Our amazing dentists, who have experience and expertise in oral surgery, are able to remove wisdom teeth with minimal discomfort and stress. We are able to offer intravenous sedation for nervous patients or local anaesthetic. Sedation is often beneficial for patients who suffer from anxiety, as it helps to make you feel much calmer. If you have concerns about having dental treatment, don’t hesitate to talk to your dentist and they will do everything they can to reassure you and make you feel comfortable and confident going into the procedure.
If you’re having trouble with your wisdom teeth and you’d like expert help, don’t hesitate to call us and make an appointment.