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Wisdom Tooth Pain


Wisdom Tooth Pain

The wisdom teeth are located at the very back of your mouth and are the last ones to break through the gums. These teeth often cause pain and discomfort. In some cases, the pain may resolve independently, but some patients require active home remedies or oral surgery to remove them. Most patients opt to have them removed.

Dr. Isaac Perle has been practicing dentistry for more than 35 years. He has experience with treating wisdom tooth pain as well as a variety of other dental issues. He puts his patients first and will make sure that you understand your condition and treatment options.

Causes of Wisdom Tooth Problems

Typically, wisdom teeth emerge when an individual is between the ages of 17 and 21 and can be painful. Additionally, most people do not have room in their jaw for their wisdom teeth, which can cause them to come in at an angle or get stuck and not fully emerge.

If a wisdom tooth does not fully emerge, it is impacted. This leaves the gums susceptible to issues including: abscess, gum disease, cysts, or infection.

Symptoms of Wisdom Tooth Problems

As wisdom teeth emerge, they may cause minor pain and discomfort. Additionally, it may be harder to floss, allow food to become trapped, or allow bacteria to enter the gums- making you susceptible to gum disease.

If your wisdom teeth emerge in the wrong position or your jaw doesn’t have enough room to accommodate them, you may experience:

Home Remedies for Wisdom Tooth Problems

If you have wisdom tooth pain, it’s important that you schedule an appointment with Dr. Perle and the team at Cambridge Dental Care as soon as possible. However, there are some things you can do at home in the meantime to manage the pain:

  • Ice pack
  • Saltwater rinse
  • Cloves
  • Onion
  • Teabag compress
  • Ibuprofen

Preventing Wisdom Tooth Problems

Wisdom teeth are harder, which makes them more susceptible to cavities. When wisdom teeth are coming in, there are a few things you can do to reduce your risk of your gums becoming infected:

  • Practice good oral hygiene habits
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid sugary foods

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Many patients choose to have their wisdom teeth removed to avoid having to deal with the pain or because home remedies are not working to alleviate the pain. Dr. Perle and the team have experience with oral surgery and extractions. However, if the procedure is complicated, you may be referred to an oral surgeon.

When you have them removed, the procedure will begin with injecting a local anesthetic into the affected area. For patients who have dental anxiety, we can offer a sedative to help you sleep through the procedure. Then, pressure will be applied to the tooth to loosen it from the socket.

Small cuts are made around the tooth and, in some cases, the tooth itself will need to be cut into pieces before removal. In most cases, the procedure is over within a few minutes but may last 20 minutes or more.

Typically, gums are only sore for about 3 days following the procedure- after the anesthesia wears off- but may last up to 2 weeks.

Do You Need Wisdom Tooth Removal?

If you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain, you may want to consider having them removed as soon as possible. If ignored, you may develop gum disease or issues with your other teeth.

Contact the office by calling us or click here to request an appointment. We are open Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Dr. Perle will examine your mouth and determine the best way to treat your wisdom tooth pain. He will discuss your options and make sure you understand them before proceeding with treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Isaac Perle

35+ Years Clinical Experience
Chosen NJ TOP DENTIST 2017
TOP 2% of US Invisalign Dentists
1000+ Invisalign Cases Completed
Former Clinical Instructor at Harvard University
School of Dental Medicine & Forsythe Dental Center
Graduate of the Prestigious University of Pennsylvania
Will Get On The Phone and Speak to You Directly Without an Appointment
  • I had BriteSmile done. My husband had gone to Dr. Perle’s office for the same treatment; he’s gone a couple of time, so he actually referred me. I felt very confident they knew what they were doing. They were professional, the doctor was nice, and the woman who did it explained everything. It worked out very well. I would do it again.
    Ann Shapiro
  • My name is Aaron Bickel and they reattached a bridge that had fallen out. I found them to be knowledgeable about the procedure and he explained everything before he did it and did a good job and did what he needed to do. They got back to me very quickly which was good, it was at night on a Saturday. Everything went well. I would recommend them.
    Aaron Bickel
  • My name is Martin McManus. I am a patient of Dr. Perle’s; I have been for a year and a half. Dr. Perle is very efficient and his staff is very good and friendly. We had a midterm correction which Dr. Perle was very professional about. I am very happy with Invisalign and I am very happy with Dr. Perle. I would recommend him to anybody.
    Martin McManus

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