Most people experience pain from their wisdom teeth at some point or another in their life. Wisdom teeth are not necessary and they cause more problems than they are worth in most cases. A wisdom toothache is caused due to the fact that most people do not have adequate space for the wisdom teeth to come in. As a result, these teeth will get positioned strangely and push against other teeth, become impacted, or simply create a major toothache! Since wisdom teeth are not necessary it’s better to have them taken out early on than later. This is the perfect procedure for teenagers to go through because they can recover faster and it is usually before the wisdom teeth create any major problems.
If you have an impacted wisdom tooth it is likely to have a pouch of gum over it. This pouch frequently causes significant pain and discomfort. Also, you could have a wisdom tooth that is positioned in a way that is pushing against other molars. In this case food could get trapped and cause decay as well as an infection in the wisdom tooth. If this goes too far then the wisdom tooth and second molar could both die, which could have easily been avoided by having the wisdom teeth removed earlier in life.
It is frequent for wisdom teeth to decay on the front side and create wisdom toothache that is quite painful and especially sensitive to cold or hot. Since many wisdom teeth come in crooked or in a strange position they cannot be cleaned like they should. As a result, the tooth frequently gets cavities or decays. This can create some significant dental pain as the teeth are so far back in the mouth that they are very difficult to brush.
The best treatment for a wisdom toothache is to simply have them removed. Wisdom teeth that have not broken through the gum line will need to be cut out by an oral surgeon. Some dentists can pull wisdom teeth that have erupted and come through the gum line but some individuals will still need to see an oral surgeon for removal especially if the roots are wrapped around other teeth. That’s why it is recommended for X rays to be taken periodically in preteens and teenagers to determine where their wisdom teeth are and if there will be a problem with them erupting or not. In many cases there will not be enough room and this will cause future dental problems. Most dentists refer patients of this age to an oral surgeon for wisdom tooth surgery.