Wisdom teeth or third molars are found in each corner of your mouth. They are the last teeth to show up and usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25, a period of life that has been called “Time of Wisdom.”
There are times when wisdom tooth cannot find enough room in the mouth to break through, usually calling it to push or get stuck against another tooth and grow at an angle under the gum, causing pain and irritation. This is called an impacted wisdom tooth and if a part of it is pushed through the gum, it may cause the gum to become sore and swollen. Food particles and bacteria get accumulated around the impacted wisdom tooth, causing difficulty to remove the decay and leading to infection.
Statistically, it has been proven that 9 out of every 10 people have an impacted wisdom tooth, which is a high toll. Here are some common symptoms to identify if you have an infected wisdom tooth.
- Red and swollen gums
- Excruciating pain around your back teeth
- Swollen jaw
- Bleeding gums
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Halitosis (bad breathe)
- Discomfort when opening the mouth all the way
Alleviating Wisdom Teeth Pain
Wisdom teeth can cause pain as they break through the gums and can become a challenge when trying to seek relief from. However, there are a few devised remedies you may consider to temporarily relieve the pain.
- Rinsing your mouth with a warm water solution for 30 seconds, several times a day.
- Applying an ice pack on the affected area of the gum.
- Over-the-counter pain relievers and oral numbing medications may help ease the pain.
- Cleaning your gum in order to massage the aching area indirectly.
- Chewing gum to gently massage the irritated area.
While applying these measures may provide relief for a brief period, the only permanent solution to wisdom tooth pain is complete tooth extraction at Affordable Dentist In Crowley.
After a thorough evaluation of your impacted wisdom tooth is conducted, if the dentist determines if it needs extraction, you’ll be required to go through one of the two sedation methods, either oral sedation or nitrous sedation, depending on the severity of the condition. After the area is numbed, the gum tissue above the wisdom tooth is opened and any bone covering the tooth is removed. Furthermore, the tissue that connects the tooth to the bone is separated and the wisdom tooth is quickly extracted in an efficient manner. The area is then closed with stitches. You’ll be allowed to go home the very day, with instruction on how to take for your mouth to promote proper healing of the empty socket.
Getting your wisdom tooth extracted is a permanent fix to providing pain relief. The treatment can greatly improve your oral health and overall well-bring, and deal with any dental issues to prevent serious complications in the long run.