Do you have a throbbing pain in your jaw that just won’t go away? Chances are, you’re experiencing wisdom tooth pain. This can be a really frustrating experience, especially when you don’t know how to relieve the pain. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best ways to get relief from wisdom tooth pain. We’ll also talk about some of the causes of this type of pain and what you can do to prevent it.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. They are called wisdom teeth because they usually come in around the time when people are considered to be “wiser” than they were as children. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth don’t always come in smoothly. In fact, for many people it can cause either discomfort or in some cases unbearable pain.
Causes of Wisdom Tooth Pain
There are a couple of different reasons why wisdom teeth can cause pain:
1.The wisdom teeth are impacted
One of the most common reasons people experience pain is because their wisdom teeth are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth grow in at an angle and push against the other teeth. This can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.
2.The wisdom teeth are infected
Another reason for wisdom tooth pain is because the gum can become infected. This usually happens when food gets trapped in the wisdom teeth and causes an infection. Wisdom tooth infections can be very painful and cause a lot of swelling.
How to Relieve Wisdom Tooth Pain at Home
There are a few different ways that you can try to relieve and prevent your wisdom tooth pain:
-Take over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen
-Use a cold compress to reduce swelling
-Rinse your mouth with warm salt water
-Gently brush your teeth and gums
Should I see the dentist about my wisdom tooth pain?
Yes you should book an appointment with your dentist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
-Severe pain that is not relieved by over-the-counter medication
-Swelling in your face or jaw
-An infection in your gums
If your wisdom teeth are impacted your dentist may suggest that your wisdom teeth be removed. This is a very common procedure and in most cases, it will relieve your pain. Your wisdom teeth can either be removed in the dentist chair or in some cases, you may need to have them surgically removed in the hospital. Your dentist will be able to inform you on the best option for your individual needs.
Are you experiencing wisdom tooth pain? Contact Campbelltown Dental today.
We can help you get relief from your pain and book you in for an appointment. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help!Share