Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal.
When wisdom teeth are misaligned, they may position themselves horizontally, be angled toward or away from the second molars, or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves.
Wisdom teeth also can be impacted — they are enclosed within the soft tissue and/or the jawbone or only partially break through or erupt through the gum. Partial eruption of the wisdom teeth allows an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness. Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease, because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning makes brushing and flossing difficult.
Why Do my Teeth Hurts
Each Cause of pain has symptoms that mimic some of the other causes of toothache, A therefore, we need to find a cluster of toothache symptoms that relate to you and your toothache. We will start with a expire nerve, you’re tooth has a nerve running down the center of it, if that becomes sick your like to experience one or more of the likely symptoms. Tooth pain to hot, pain to cold, a radiating pain down the side of your face and a sharp pain when biting down. You might also experience some of these other somewhat likely symptoms. An abscessed or dead tooth is likely to exhibit at least on of the following symptoms.
Throbbing on the side of the face, swelling on the side of face, pain that radiate up the side of the face, also, pain during or after chewing. You might also see a little pimple on the side of your gums. Also you might experience any one of the following somewhat likely symptoms. The symptoms of a cracked tooth very widely depending on how deep the crack is. However you are likely to have a sharp or zinging pain when you bite down that can be localized to a certain area. Also you might have radiating pain, throbbing, or even a loose tooth, also the somewhat likely symptoms. Your teeth little ligaments that hold them into place. If that ligament become inflamed like they do for some people that grind their teeth you are likely to experience on of the following symptoms.
Throbbing in your teeth, headaches, pain in your teeth that you can’t really localize where it is in your mouth, pain after eating, or pain in your toothache after you wake up in the morning, Also the somewhat likely symptoms. If those teeth ligament become infected like in gum disease you are likely to experience one of the following symptoms. Throbbing in all your teeth, Pain upon biting or chewing, pain when you floss your teeth and also swollen gum, also the somewhat likely symptoms. Irritated tooth ligaments like when you get a popcorn husk stuck in you gums experience is following likely symptoms, Gum pain to flossing, Gum pain to chewing in that located area, throbbing from a located area, also after eating a meal.
A small to medium sized cavity most likely won’t give you any pain at all, but if it does it’s normally a pain to sweets or possibly to cold. Sensitive teeth are what happen when the underlying levels of your teeth become exposed like when you have gum recession or after the dentist drill on your teeth. The likely symptoms are pain to cold in a specific area and also pain when you touch on random spots of your tooth. Also tooth pain when you brush your teeth. TMJ or TMD is the disorder of this joint right here. And the symptoms very widely but you would be most likely to have on of the following symptoms, Headaches, pain that radiates on one side of the face or pain when chewing on one side of the face also many other somewhat likely symptoms.
Wisdom teeth pain can be cause of any other pain, I already explained However it is also very likely to have pain when biting and chewing in the very back corners of your mouth. An oral fungal infection has one very common symptom and that is burning on your tongue or entire in your mouth, Oral lesions are very serious and there are many different type and thus very many different symptoms you should get in to see your dentist especially if it doesn’t go away after 14 days. Oral lesions will normally burn in that localized area. I hope you were able to match cluster of your symptoms to one of the causes of tooth pain.
WHY REMOVE WISDOM TEETH
Now let’s talk about why it’s recommended to remove the wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth frequently become impacted or stuck behind the second molars and when this occurs it becomes extremely difficult to keep the area clean and maintain proper oral hygiene as a result plaque builds up which can cause inflammation and this inflammation leads to infection decay or gum disease even if the wisdom tooth is erupted in other words visible in the mouth they can still harbor bacteria and highly prone to gum disease decay and loss of bone wisdom teeth can also cause josses, or shifting of adjacent teeth, let’s take a closer look at.
PROBLEM ASSOCIATED WITH WISDOM TEETH
The most common problem that occurs is pain and swelling due to inflammation also known as pericoronitis, which can leads to infection of the gum tissue gum disease also known as periodontal disease occurs between the second molars, and the wisdom teeth as a result the wisdom tooth and the second molar shared the same bone and gum tissue, and when the tissue is harm repair or regeneration is extremely difficult this greatly compromises the health of the second molars, which are very important for chewing, decay or carries can also occurs on wisdom teeth or under root surface of the second molars this is sometimes near impossible to treat, if decay happens on the second molar it often has to be extracted too and that is a big loss, recently it also can cause certain types of cysts that result in significant destruction of bone and damaged adjacent teeth bone, and other structures they can become quite large and weaken the jawbone with potential factor, certain cyst can also become more aggressive and become malignant. The concept of wisdom teeth causing shifting of adjacent teeth is not entirely understood by many dentist, however, wisdom teeth are we’ll be a contributing factor to this problem many dentists as a result recommend removing the wisdom teeth to prevent possible shifting.
HOW A WISDOM TOOTH IS REMOVED
Wisdom teeth are located at the back of your mouth and develop after all the other teeth. Wisdom teeth don’t usually cause problems. However, if there is not enough space for them to come through, they become impacted. This is when they squeeze against the other teeth, causing pain and swelling, If one or more of your wisdom teeth are causing problems, you may consider having them removed. Here we show what an impacted wisdom tooth looks like. You will usually need to have an X-ray before you have a wisdom tooth removed, so that your dentist can see its position. Here we show a dental X-ray, including the wisdom tooth to be removed. The type of anesthesia used usually will depend on the position of your wisdom tooth. If your wisdom tooth is severely impacted, you may be given a general anesthetic. This means you will be asleep during the operation and feel no pain. You will need to go to hospital to have a general anesthetic. Alternatively, your dentist may use local anesthesia. This completely blocks the feeling from the wisdom tooth and surrounding area of the wisdom tooth. You will stay awake during the operation. Depending on the position of your wisdom tooth, your dentist may need to make a small cut in the gum over the tooth, and then remove any bone that is covering it. The wisdom tooth is then taken out. Your dentist may need to cut the tooth into piece, to make it easier to remove. Your dentist will press a gauze pad against the gum after the tooth has been removed. Your dentist may use dis-solvable stitches to reduce bleeding.
HOW TO STOP WISDOM TOOTH PAIN
Use medicine, Numbing gels, Try over the counter pain medication. Avoid overusing medications.
Try Home Remedies,
Use a soft toothbrush, Massage your gums, Use an ice pack, treat with salt water, Use apple cider vinegar, Try fresh salves, Use essential oils (Tea Tree Oil), Treat pain with a teabag (Green Tea), Try chilled food, make a asafetida paste.
Understanding Wisdom Teeth
Learn about wisdom teeth, see your dentist, talk with your dentist about the other options for dealing with your wisdom teeth.
After Wisdom Tooth Removal
The removal of impacted teeth is different than the extraction of most other teeth. Proper care of your mouth will aid in the healing process and reduce the possibility of complications.
Some bleeding is normal after surgery. To control this, place a gauze pack over the surgical site and apply firm pressure in that area by biting on the gauze for 20-30 minutes. This process should be repeated as often as necessary until the bleeding is well controlled. However, slight oozing may occur for the first few days. If the gauze does not adequately control the bleeding, a tea bag can be wrapped in the gauze and placed over the surgical site.Vigorous rinsing, drinking through a straw, spitting, and smoking all aggravate the bleeding and should be avoided for the first 24 hours.
Some degree of discomfort often accompanies surgical procedures. Besides discomfort at the surgical site, pain can be referred to other areas such as the ear.It may be helpful to take a prescribed medication for pain relief. In some cases, prescription pain medications may cause nausea, especially if taken on an empty stomach. These medications may also cause dizziness, therefore, do not consume alcohol, drive, or operate machinery. If you can, take Advil or other similar medications in addition to or instead of prescription pain medications. You can also take Tylenol instead of prescription pain medication, but not in conjunction with it as they both contain Tylenol. Do not wait for the pain to become severe before taking pain medications.
- Swelling is a normal response to surgical procedures. It usually reaches a peak by 48-72 hours after your surgery. On occasion, swelling may be accompanied by bruising. To minimize the swelling, apply ice over the affected area intermittently (30 minutes on / 30 minutes off) for the first 24-48 hours.’
You may begin by taking liquids immediately following your surgery. You should progress from liquids to soft foods to a regular diet. It is important to keep in mind that a good diet will promote healing and should allow better tolerance of medications.
Do not take any pain medication on an empty stomach.
Do not rinse or spit for 24 hours. After that time, rinsing with warm water will help remove food debris and aid in cleanliness.
Brushing will help to keep the surgical sites clean. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and run it under warm water to further soften the bristles. A little bleeding may occur when you brush; however, this is generally of no consequence.
Nausea and/or vomiting may occur and is usually a result of taking pain medication on an empty stomach. If this occurs, stop taking any prescription pain medication and let your stomach settle for several hours. Then try to consume liquids at first, progressing to bland / soft foods until your stomach feels calm.You may then begin taking Advil, Tylenol, or other similar medicine if needed, taken with food or liquids. No further prescription pain medication should be taken for 24 hours, and then only in limited amounts. Contact our office for further instructions, as needed.
- Muscle Tightness
Tightness may occur and is usually associated with swelling of the muscles near the extraction sites. This usually results in difficulty opening your mouth and at times headaches. Applying moist heat after 72 hours to affected areas is helpful in alleviating this problem.
Stitches, if used, will dissolve by themselves unless otherwise mentioned by our office.
A slight elevation of temperature may occur and is usually caused by local swelling and/or dehydration (not drinking enough fluids). Rest and plenty of liquids will usually remedy this situation. If a temperature becomes extreme or persists, please notify our office.
Keep your lips moist with a cream or ointment if chapping occurs.
- Allergic Reactions
Reactions to medications such as penicillin or codeine usually begin with itching, redness, or a rash. Stop taking all medications and call our office immediately!