Wisdom Tooth Removal

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What causes wisdom tooth to hurt?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can cause pain and discomfort due to several reasons:

  1. Impaction: One common cause of wisdom tooth pain is impaction, which occurs when there is not enough space in the jaw for the teeth to fully emerge or grow in the correct position. Impacted wisdom teeth can exert pressure on the surrounding teeth, leading to pain and discomfort.

  2. Infection: When the wisdom teeth partially erupt or remain trapped beneath the gum line, they create an opening that can allow bacteria to enter and cause an infection. This condition can result in pain, swelling, redness, and an unpleasant taste or odor in the mouth.

  3. Crowding: Wisdom teeth may cause crowding in the mouth, especially if there is insufficient space for them to properly erupt. This crowding can lead to misalignment of neighboring teeth, causing discomfort or bite issues.

  4. Gum Inflammation: The eruption process of wisdom teeth can cause gum inflammation and irritation. This condition, known as peri coronal gum disease, can result in tenderness, redness, swelling, and discomfort around the affected area.

What To Expect

When undergoing wisdom teeth removal, here’s what you can generally expect:

  1. Consultation and Evaluation: The process begins with an initial consultation with a dental professional. They will evaluate your oral health, examine the position and condition of your wisdom teeth using X-rays or scans, and discuss the treatment plan with you.

  2. Preparing for the Procedure: Before the extraction, your dentist or oral surgeon will explain the procedure, provide instructions on fasting (if necessary), and discuss any medications or anesthesia options that will be used to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

  3. Anesthesia Administration: Wisdom teeth removal can be performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the extraction area, or under sedation anesthesia to help you relax or sleep during the procedure. The anesthesia choice will depend on factors such as the complexity of the extraction and your personal preference.

  4. Extraction Process: Once the anesthesia takes effect, the dentist or oral surgeon will begin the extraction. They will make an incision in the gum tissue if needed, remove any bone blocking access to the tooth, and carefully extract the wisdom tooth. In some cases, the tooth may need to be divided into sections for easier removal.

  5. Stitches and Gauze Placement: After the tooth is removed, stitches may be placed to close the incision if necessary. Gauze pads are often placed over the extraction site to control bleeding and facilitate blood clot formation.

  6. Post-Extraction Care Instructions: The dental professional will provide detailed post-operative instructions for you to follow. This may include information about pain management, swelling reduction techniques, proper oral hygiene practices, and dietary restrictions.

  7. Recovery and Healing: The recovery period varies for each individual, but typically, initial healing takes about 1-2 weeks. You may experience some swelling, discomfort, and mild bleeding during this time. It’s important to follow the post-operative care instructions and attend any recommended follow-up appointments.


Most frequent questions and answers

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars to erupt at the back of the mouth. They typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25.

Wisdom teeth often cause problems due to their late eruption, lack of space, or improper positioning. Common issues include pain, impaction, infection, damage to adjacent teeth, and alignment problems. Removing them can prevent these complications.

The actual procedure is typically not painful, as local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort during the extraction. You may experience some discomfort and swelling during the recovery period, but pain medication and post-operative care instructions will be provided to manage any discomfort.

The duration of the procedure depends on the complexity of the case and the number of wisdom teeth being removed. On average, the procedure lasts about 45 minutes to one hour. Your dental professional can provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific situation.

It’s important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by your dental professional. Initially, you’ll need to stick to a soft-food diet and avoid hot or spicy foods, alcohol, and using straws. As you heal, you can gradually reintroduce regular foods based on your comfort level.

During the recovery period, you may experience swelling, mild bleeding, and discomfort around the extraction site. Following the post-operative care instructions, using ice packs, and taking prescribed pain medication will help manage these symptoms. Most people recover fully within 1-2 weeks.

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