Why Are Wisdom Teeth So Troublesome?
October 20, 2017

Why Are Wisdom Teeth So Troublesome?

There is nothing fun about getting these teeth, our twenties is usually the time when wisdom teeth start to appear often causing discomfort in the mouth, in most cases between the ages of 18 and 25, however sometimes sooner or later.

 

Some people are lucky and manage to escape the pain of them coming through for others however it can be a truly miserable process.  

For a lot of us, there simply is not the room for four extra teeth in the mouth which is why removal of wisdom teeth is a fairly common procedure. 

 

Pain 

When the teeth start to come through the pain level can vary there can be anything from a small ache in the area to pain along the jaw and face. The pain is due to insufficient room for the tooth to break through cleanly. In some cases, the tooth may not come in straight and can hit another tooth. The pain when the tooth comes through is usually temporary and is easily treated with painkillers. However, if it is persistent or severe see your dentist as soon as possible. 

 

Problematic Wisdom Teeth 

If there is insufficient room in the mouth for the tooth to erupt which can be caused by the alignment of the tooth, it may come up part of the way then stop. The gum may then grow over the top trapping bacteria which can easily lead to infection. Pain can also be caused by the misaligned tooth hitting the second molars. We understand that there is nothing worse than the dull pain of a toothache! 

If you have a partially exposed wisdom tooth regular check-ups are also vital. Decay can easily build up as this area is harder to clean. 

 

Removal

There are a number of reasons you may get your wisdom teeth removed. It could be due to extreme pain, repeated infections or severe decay.  In the most, 

 

During the procedure, you will have an anaesthetic so the pain will be minimal. 

 

If you are having any discomfort from wisdom teeth or have any questions about treatment options, book an appointment online for or give us a call to discuss further.  

 

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