Wisdom teeth can cause discomfort and pain for a number of different reasons whether they are fully erupted, partially, or impacted. Although not all people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, it is important to have your wisdom teeth assessed by a dentist to determine whether or not they are in a position that can damage neighbouring teeth, cause infection within the surrounding bone and soft tissues. Wisdom teeth may also need to be removed prior to orthodontic treatment.
What causes wisdom teeth pain?
Essentially, the main problem with wisdom teeth comes from the lack of available space to accommodate. Subsequently this can lead to overcrowding and cramped condition causing pain and infection within the surrounding bone and soft tissues which can cause swelling to the surrounding soft tissue and facial area.
Why wisdom tooth extraction may be necessary
The causes for the associated problems with wisdom teeth arise from the build-up of plaque and subsequently bacterial breeding. Fluid filled cysts can develop in the affected area and jaw and gum disease may ultimately develop if left untreated. It is important to seek medical attention for an assessment if you are noticing any of the following symptoms.
Wisdom teeth symptoms:
- Jaw pain at the back of the mouth
- Odd taste in the mouth
- Pain or irritation
- Bad breath
- Red or swollen gums
- Bleeding or tender gums
- Difficulty opening your mouth
Wisdom teeth removal
Through the treatment available at Kitchener Street Dental, our team of dental professionals can help to effectively eliminate your associated wisdom teeth problems, with the extraction of the teeth themselves, leaving you free from pain and infection for the long term.
How to soothe wisdom teeth pain prior to your appointment
If you are finding that the pain you are experiencing from your wisdom teeth is difficult to bear, you may benefit from the following tips to soothing your wisdom tooth pain:
Pain relief medication
A simple resolution would be to take an over the counter pain relief medication. Ask the pharmacists advice regarding the most appropriate pain relief and recommended dose. DO NOT place any pain relief medications against the tooth itself. This can damage the hard and soft tissue in the mouth.
Practice a good oral health routine
We recommend that you keep the area as clean as possible to avoid further infection or irritation.
Rinse your mouth with warm salty water. Warm salty mouth rinses can also help to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
Emergency Dentist Toowoomba
Are you in a lot of pain? At Kitchener Street Dental, we cater for emergency dental appointments on a daily basis. All you need to do is to contact us and our friendly and highly trained reception staff can assist you with your inquiry and concerns.