Wisdom Tooth Pain

It is not uncommon for wisdom teeth to develop problems that cause severe pain and require emergency care. The sooner you get to our Edmonton dental office, the sooner we can treat your pain and its underlying causes.  

Emergency Help for Wisdom Tooth Pain

Spacing and crowding problems caused by wisdom teeth often create impaction and infection. Your pain may be a symptom of infection which, if left untreated, can lead to more serious oral health issues and pose a risk on your overall health. Our dentist can help. 

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What might cause problems with my wisdom teeth?

Crowding

When your wisdom teeth erupt, they may cause overcrowding of your teeth, which can have a negative effect on their alignment. Misaligned teeth make it harder for you to clean them properly, increasing the chances of developing tooth decay and other oral health issues in the future.

Impaction

For some people, the wisdom teeth never erupt, becoming impacted beneath the gum and causing problems with the teeth around them.

Infection

Perisoronitis is the inflammation of the tissue surrounding a wisdom tooth. You may develop perisoronitis if you have a partially-erupted wisdom tooth that has become inflamed.

Often, inflammation is caused by food stuck beneath the gum. At our emergency dental clinic, we can remove debris, clean the affected area and treat it with antibiotics.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are wisdom teeth?

    Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that grow in some people between the ages of 17 and 25. These teeth are not always functional, and can crowd the mouth or create problems for your oral hygiene.

    In these cases, your dentist may recommend having the wisdom teeth extracted to help preserve the overall health of your mouth.

  • Does tooth pain mean my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

    In some cases, pain in your teeth could indicate that your wisdom teeth need to be removed, but this is not always the case. Only your dentist can tell you if your wisdom teeth need to be removed.

  • Why do wisdom teeth sometimes need to be removed?

    Wisdom teeth are not always functional, and can crowd the mouth or create problems for your oral hygiene.

    In these cases, your dentist may recommend having the wisdom teeth extracted to help preserve the overall health of your mouth.

  • When is wisdom teeth removal an emergency procedure?

    In cases where you are experiencing severe pain as a result of impacted wisdom teeth, emergency extraction may be required.

    If left untreated, the pain will not go away by itself, and the impacted teeth may result in other dental problems, such as crowding and infection.

  • Do I need a followup appointment after my wisdom teeth are removed?

    About a week after your wisdom teeth are removed, you can expect to attend a follow-up appointment during which your dentist will examine your mouth to ensure everything is healing properly.

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