Wisdom Tooth Pain And Treatment

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Wisdom teeth in Williamsville, NY, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop and erupt in the mouth, typically during people’s late adolescence or early adulthood. While some people don’t experience the discomfort and inconvenience of problematic wisdom teeth, others do. Interested in learning more about wisdom tooth pain, and how it can be treated? Continue reading to learn more about wisdom teeth pain and how it can be treated.

Where Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Come From?

Wisdom tooth pain often originates when they are erupting through the gums, causing dental discomfort or teething pain. Often lacking sufficient space to grow in properly, wisdom teeth in Williamsville, NY are either fully or partially blocked from breaking through the gums, causing significant discomfort.


People may experience a dull ache or pressure like feeling in their jaw or near their ear when they have problematic wisdom teeth. Others may have vague facial pain or headaches that come and go when they have problematic wisdom teeth.  Furthermore, the difficult-to-reach location of wisdom teeth can make effective cleaning challenging, increasing susceptibility to dental problems there such as tooth decay and gum disease, which can also contribute to pain.

Who Should I See First In The Event That I Have Wisdom Tooth Pain?

A skilled and trusted oral surgeon would be the best person to go to in order to determine if facial or jaw pain is coming from problematic wisdom teeth in Williamsville, NY, or another source. Advanced techniques and technologies can help people determine if the pain or discomfort they are feeling is coming from their problematic wisdom teeth. 


Who Is The Best Person To Remove My Problematic Wisdom Teeth?

An experienced oral surgeon who has been specifically trained to manage the most difficult wisdom teeth situations should remove problematic wisdom teeth. The oral surgeon will use sedation dentistry to make sure the patient has a comfortable and anxiety-free wisdom tooth removal experience, as well.

When Is The Best Time In My Life To Remove Problematic Wisdom Teeth?

There are several reasons why wisdom teeth should be removed in people’s late teens or early twenties. For one thing, the roots of wisdom teeth are not fully formed in people’s late teens and early twenties, making the extraction process potentially less complicated and it reduces the risk of the patient experiencing nerve damage.  


Also, younger individuals generally heal faster and more efficiently than older adults do when they get their problematic wisdom teeth removed, so recovery time post-surgery may be shorter. Lastly, removing problematic wisdom teeth early on in a person’s life can help prevent issues such as impaction.


People have impacted wisdom teeth when their mouth does not have enough room to properly fit wisdom teeth. By removing problematic wisdom teeth early on in life, people can prevent further oral health complications from occurring.

Is There A Way To Prevent Pain During Wisdom Tooth Removals?

A knowledgeable oral surgeon will use sedation dentistry to give patients a comfortable and anxiety-free wisdom tooth removal experience. The specific sedation dentistry options an oral surgeon can administer to wisdom tooth removal patients are nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and general anesthesia.

How Will The Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure Avoid Doing Damage To Surrounding Dental Structures?

The use of 3D imaging is crucial in guiding the oral surgeon during their wisdom tooth removal procedure. These detailed images provide a comprehensive view of the wisdom tooth's position, depth, and orientation in the patient’s mouth, allowing the surgeon to plan the extraction with precision. The use of 3D imaging can identify potential wisdom tooth removal complications, such as impacted teeth or proximity to nerves, in advance.


3D imaging technology enables the creation of a personalized wisdom tooth removal strategy for each tooth, optimizing the procedure's efficiency and minimizing potential risks. Ultimately, 3D imaging ensures that wisdom tooth removals are performed with accuracy and care, leading to a smoother and more successful outcome.


Should I Be Worried About Losing Movement In My Face After The Surgery, If A Nerve Injury Is Encountered?

People should not be worried about losing movement in their face after their wisdom tooth removal, if a nerve is encountered during their surgery. The nerve that lies below the lower wisdom teeth only supplies sensation (feeling) and does not move any part of your face.

Should I Remove My Wisdom Teeth, Even If There Is No Pain?

When people are under the ages of 25-30, then they should remove their wisdom teeth, even if they aren’t experiencing any pain. This is because wisdom tooth removals are a less complicated procedure that will have lasting effects on peoples oral and dental health. Also if people’s wisdom teeth give them problems later on in life, it will likely become a more complex procedure.


For those who are over the age of 30, then the reasons for their having the procedure become more important. If it is simply because they didn’t have time in their life until now, then this is probably not the best procedure for them. However, if there is a problem with people’s wisdom teeth, such as pain, or if their surrounding teeth are infected or decaying, then they will be a wisdom tooth removal candidate.  

What Can I Expect After The Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure?

Following wisdom tooth removals, some common post-operative experiences people could have does include swelling, which typically peaks after about 48 hours, and can be managed with cold compresses. Pain or discomfort is common after wisdom tooth removals and can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications.


Dry sockets may also occur after wisdom tooth removals. Dry sockets are characterized by exposed bone and should be addressed by the oral surgeon. Limited mouth opening can temporarily affect speech and eating capabilities, but usually improves with time.


Orthodontic retainers may need to be removed during the wisdom tooth removal healing process. Smoking and vaping should be avoided to prevent complications. Adjusting oral hygiene routines, like gentle rinsing, helps maintain a clean mouth during wisdom tooth removal recovery.

See Us Now For Your Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

Are you ready to get your problematic wisdom teeth removed? Our caring and advanced office can expertly remove your problematic wisdom teeth. Don’t hesitate to improve your smile with us. Get in contact with our doctors,  Dr. Sanil B. Nigalye and Dr. Amy Bryan and our exceptional team at our office by Williamsville, NY to schedule your consultation!

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