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Start Your Recovery and Get Relief from Wisdom Tooth Pain with Our Dental Treatments

Wisdom teeth pain can be agonising. It can make your cheeks swell, make it difficult to open your mouth and cause a throbbing sensation that can disrupt your focus.

If you’re experiencing this, it’s important to see a qualified dentist as soon as possible. Because wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to erupt, they can become impacted. This can cause intense pain, damage to other teeth, infection, and other problems.

Dentalcare of Forrestfield offers comprehensive services for wisdom teeth pain. The experienced dentists at our clinic will assess your situation and recommend the ideal course of treatment. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques, so you know you’re in good hands. Book an appointment with us today and see how we can help.

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Common Causes of Wisdom Teeth Pain

There are a few different reasons why wisdom teeth can become painful.
These are the most common


A pus-filled pocket (abscess) can form when your wisdom teeth are infected. This is caused by bacteria and brings about intense pain.

Tooth Decay

Because of their position at the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth are difficult to keep clean. This can lead to decay and toothache.

Impacted Tooth

This occurs when the wisdom tooth doesn't have enough room to erupt (grow) into the mouth. It can become stuck against other teeth or even under the gum tissue, which can cause severe pain.

Damage to Adjacent Teeth

Wisdom teeth that are impacted damage the adjacent teeth as they erupt, causing much pain.


When wisdom teeth erupt only partially, the gums around them can trap bacteria, causing inflammation and pain. This condition is known as pericoronitis.

Dental Services that Can Address
Wisdom Teeth Pain

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, causing pain and other problems, they may need to be removed. It is a common surgical procedure that must be performed by a skilled dentist.

You can trust our experienced dental team at our clinic to prioritise your safety and comfort during your procedure.

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Dental Fillings

Wisdom teeth that are not impacted but decayed can be managed with fillings.

At Dentalcare of Forrestfield, we use only high quality materials for our fillings so that they are durable, look natural, and help ease your pain.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wisdom Teeth Pain

Here are some signs you should watch out for:

  • Constant pain in the back of your mouth.
  • Swelling, tender, or bleeding gums around the wisdom teeth.
  • Difficulty opening your mouth and eating.
  • Bad breath or a foul taste in your mouth.

There are a few things you can do at home to help manage your wisdom teeth pain:

  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol.
  • Use a cold compress and apply it to your cheek to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Gently brush your teeth and rinse with salt dissolved in water to keep the area clean.
  • Contact your dentist as soon as you can. They can recommend other ways to manage your pain and determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed.

If your wisdom teeth are causing symptoms and problems, your dentist will likely recommend removing them. If you don’t have them extracted, the following can occur:

  • Damage to other teeth: Without enough room, wisdom teeth can continue to push against other teeth and damage them or cause them to become crowded.
  • Spread of or persistent infection: If you have an abscessed wisdom tooth, it can continue to harm nearby teeth, bone, and gum tissues.
  • Trap food and bacteria: When your wisdom tooth only partially comes in and is not removed, it will be difficult to clean and can trap food and bacteria. This can lead to cavities or gum diseases like pericoronitis.

If the appropriate measures are not taken, wisdom tooth pain can last for days, weeks, or even months. The pain will likely continue without management and may even worsen over time.

However, if you seek care and attention immediately, the pain is expected to resolve in a short period of time. For wisdom teeth removal, you should feel relief within a few days to a week. For dental fillings, the pain should subside within a few hours to a day.