Are your wisdom teeth causing you pain?

Wisdom Teeth Pain

If your wisdom teeth are causing pain the best solution is to have them removed.

Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of pain. This is often because the jaw is not big enough to accommodate the four teeth trying to erupt. If there is a lack of space in the jaw the wisdom teeth that try to erupt can become impacted.

How is the Pain Caused?

Not only do impacted wisdom teeth cause pain and possibly infection, the direction the tooth erupts in can cause problems with your other teeth. The pain caused by impacted wisdom teeth is why being proactive about wisdom tooth removal is ideal.

Removing Wisdom Teeth

When you visit Tewantin Dental Centre for your 6 monthly check-up one of our team will take an x-ray of your teeth to determine where your wisdom teeth are and the best way to remove them.

Of course, removing wisdom teeth before they become a problem would be better than experiencing the discomfort associated with wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth general erupts between the ages of 17 and 25: it’s why they’re called wisdom teeth. Having x-rays around this time can help your dentist determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed or not.

For a small percentage of people, they either don’t have wisdom teeth (roughly 1-2% of the population don’t have wisdom teeth), or their wisdom teeth don’t pose a problem (roughly 4% of people). However, because wisdom teeth are hard to keep clean your dentist may recommend removing them after they have erupted.

Treating Impacted Wisdom Teeth

If you are suffering pain in your jaw and aren’t sure what the cause could be, we strongly recommend you visit your dentist today. The eruption of wisdom teeth is often always painful, and if you are going through this pain we can help.

Tewantin Dental Centre offers a range of treatment methods for removing wisdom teeth, and our approach to treatment will depend on of the state of your wisdom teeth.

We offer pain relief medication from the simple nitrous oxide to stronger forms of sedation or pain relief. Since every patient is different, the best treatment for you will depend on what we see on the x-rays.

Come Visit our Local Practice in Noosa

Don’t suffer wisdom tooth pain needlessly, the team at Tewantin can help alleviate the pain and restore your oral health to normal. It is important to remember that more often than not the removal of wisdom teeth is the best option for your oral health—even if the wisdom teeth are impacted they are the hardest teeth to floss and brush which means that they are more susceptible to infection and decay.

By having a dentist remove your wisdom teeth you are looking after your oral health and either preventing or alleviating the pain of wisdom tooth eruption.

If you would like to know more about how Tewantin Dental Centre can help you, please contact us today.