Wisdom Tooth Pain is Never Wise
You don’t have to suffer through wisdom tooth pain. Contrary to its name, you will not find wisdom by keeping your third molars—especially when they are painfully impacted. Visit Battery Hill Dental, your local Currimundi dentist, for help.
Why do wisdom teeth hurt?
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are a set of teeth that grow at the back of your mouth, behind both the upper and lower molars. They typically come in between 17 and 21 years old, and when this happens, it can be painful and uncomfortable. Wisdom tooth pain can also occur due to other reasons.
The mere process of having your wisdom tooth come in or erupt can be painful. This is because the tooth pushes up through the gums, making them sore and painful, especially when you bite and chew.
When your wisdom tooth doesn’t erupt upright and goes out at a bad angle, it can push against your other molars or get stuck just under your gums. The pain may come and go, but it is definitely uncomfortable and may cause decay later on.
Wisdom tooth abscess
This happens when food debris and bacteria get caught in the crevices of an impacted or partially emerged wisdom tooth. Decay can set in, giving way to pain, infection, swelling, and abscess. This can also lead to swollen jaw, cheek, as well as lymph nodes.
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Find relief from wisdom tooth pain
Wisdom tooth problems are not just painful. It can cause you to have recurring sore throats, sinus problems, unpleasant taste in your mouth, as well as foul breath. Let’s take care of all that for you by getting to the root of the problem, your wisdom tooth.
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Wisdom tooth extraction
- Typically, we will extract your wisdom tooth. The procedure takes between 5 and 30 minutes and you’re free from the pain and discomfort of a problematic wisdom tooth. You also avoid further problems along the way.
- If you have wisdom tooth abscess, antibiotics will be prescribed along with extraction and cleaning in order to stop the infection from spreading to your gums and bones.
Referral to surgeon
- For complex cases, we may refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to remove the impacted wisdom tooth. This procedure requires sedation and you may take post-procedure medication to manage the pain.
Set yourself free from wisdom tooth pain
Many people go to us to extract their wisdom teeth before they start to cause problems. But if your wisdom teeth are already decayed or infected, we can also extract it and prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.book an appointment today
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Give Battery Hill Dental, your local Currimundi dentist, a call or drop by anytime. We're in the Pacific Haven complex, opposite Currimundi State School.
We're open weekdays and Saturdays, and have early morning and late night spots available.