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Wisdom Teeth Pain
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wisdom Teeth Pain
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.