WHAT CAN CAUSE WISDOM TEETH PAIN? 020 7229 4627 07885532883 Book Online

Common causes of wisdom tooth pain are an impacted wisdom tooth or a wisdom tooth infection. The cause can vary from not enough space in the jaw, cracked tooth, or food trapped underneath a gum flap. Regardless of the cause, pain related to wisdom teeth should be treated immediately because it can cause a lot of discomfort and impact your overall dental health.

Wisdom tooth pain can be sudden but sometimes it can develop slowly and gradually. It is important to consult with a dentist if you think you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain. Your dentist can take X-rays, examine the cause of the pain and advise on the appropriate treatment.

If you experience any of these common symptoms or any wisdom tooth pain, it is important to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible:

  1. Pain or a stiff jaw near an impacted tooth..
  2. Pain or irritation from a tooth coming in at an awkward angle and rubbing against your cheek, tongue, or top or bottom of your mouth.
  3. An infected swelling in the flap of gum tissue that has formed on top of an impacted tooth that has partially erupted.
  4. Crowding of other teeth
  5. Tooth decay or gum disease if there isn’t enough room to properly clean your wisdom tooth and nearby teeth.