Wisdom Teeth Pain: It’s Not Your Average Toothache

Wisdom Teeth Pain: It’s Not Your Average Toothache

wisdom teeth DubuqueAre you suffering with debilitating tooth pain? Do you have facial pain and recurring headaches? Wisdom teeth may cause these symptoms. Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth can cause a number of oral health problems and noticeable discomfort. In most cases, it is best to have these teeth removed by an oral surgeon. Third molars rarely emerge through the gums properly and can affect the health of neighboring teeth and gums. By having third molars extracted, you can reclaim your oral health and quality of life.

How Wisdom Teeth Affect Oral Health

Not only can wisdom teeth cause moderate to severe pain and discomfort, they are very prone to becoming infected or infecting neighboring oral structures. Third molars often become abscessed, which is a painful infection that occurs deep inside a tooth and ultimately inflames the gums. Abscessed teeth produce noticeable pain that is often more severe than most toothaches.

In addition to the likelihood of infected teeth and gums, the eruption of wisdom teeth can reverse the results of previous orthodontic treatment. This is because these teeth have very little room to emerge and will crowd existing teeth. With inadequate room to come through the gums, other teeth may become crooked or overlapped with time.

Another complication with third molar retention is difficulty keeping these teeth clean. When only a portion of the tooth’s crown is visible, it is difficult to floss and brush these teeth thoroughly. Since practicing proper oral hygiene near these teeth is more challenging, the gums and third molars are more likely to become diseased.

Gentle Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Committing to providing excellent oral healthcare with a gentle touch, our oral surgeons take all necessary precautions to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. We will provide sedative and anesthetic medication to help alleviate discomfort and worry during oral surgery. We also provide important information for post-operative care so that our patients can recover as quickly as possible.

Contact our skilled team at Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today to schedule your professional consultation.