Wisdom Tooth Pain

Wisdom tooth pain and discomfort are extremely common among people whose wisdom teeth are beginning to erupt. However, the reasons for the pain can often be far from normal. In many cases, it could require immediate treatment by an Emergency Dentist.

At Frederick Street Dental Care, we offer Dental Emergency Service available 7 days a week.

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What is impacted wisdom tooth?

When the wisdom teeth grow crookedly then they can develop into impacted wisdom teeth, patients can experience a lot of pain and discomfort in the surrounding area and find that their other teeth are also placed in jeopardy. For this reason, individuals are urged to seek treatment from an emergency dentist as soon as wisdom tooth pain begins.

What is infected wisdom tooth?

Wisdom teeth can become infected when the eruption of the wisdom tooth is blocked by the tooth in front of it or when food and plaque trap between the wisdom tooth and its overlying gum. Sometimes, patients feel intense pain and need to seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible.

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When should I need to see emergency dentist if I have wisdom tooth pain?

You should make an appointment to see Emergency Dentist if your Wisdom Teeth are causing severe pain. The removal of wisdom teeth, or third molars, is one of the most common surgical procedures carried out in the UK. Sometimes, wisdom teeth that have become impacted or have not fully broken through the surface of the gum can cause dental problems. Food and bacteria can get trapped around the edge of the wisdom teeth, causing a build-up of plaque, which can lead to:

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom tooth removal entails extraction of teeth that are either diseased or in a position that is not maintainable by the patient. Most UK dentists follow NICE Guidelines for extractions of wisdom teeth. Surgical removal of impacted third molars should be limited to patients with evidence of pathology. Such pathology includes unrestorable caries, non-treatable pulpal and/or periapical pathology, cellulitis, abscess and osteomyelitis, internal/external resorption of the tooth or adjacent teeth, fracture of tooth, disease of follicle including cyst/tumour.

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