Wisdom tooth pain may be caused by an infection or cyst around the tooth or pressure from wisdom teeth growing in and pushing against your other teeth.

If you're experiencing wisdom tooth pain or discomfort, make an appointment to see our dentists in Everton Park or Mitchelton. We'll examine your mouth and discuss your symptoms and treatment options. This may involve wisdom teeth removal, cleaning to remove an infection or home remedies to help relieve the pain.

Book a consultation at Swish Dental today for wisdom tooth pain relief advice and treatments.

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Wisdom tooth pain relief

If you're feeling wisdom tooth pain, there's probably already a problem with your teeth. Wisdom tooth pain is a common problem that can affect teenagers and adults. It could be a temporary pain that will go away on its own or a symptom of a more serious problem that needs the attention of a dentist.

During your consultation with our Brisbane dentists, we'll try to find out what's causing your pain and draw up your personalised treatment plan. If your problem is related to an impacted wisdom tooth or teeth crowding, we may recommend wisdom teeth removal.

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What causes wisdom tooth pain?

Wisdom tooth pain can have a number of causes. Some of the common reasons are:

Impacted teeth

If there isn't enough space in your jaw to accommodate extra teeth, a wisdom tooth can get stuck inside the gum (impacted). This can cause pain as it pushes against your other teeth or causes a cyst to form.

Infected gum

Impacted wisdom teeth can also sometimes cause bacterial infections in the gum. This can lead to periodontal (gum) disease and eventually tooth loss if it isn't treated by a dentist in time.

Teething pain

Even if your wisdom teeth are erupting normally, the experience could still be painful. We may recommend pain relief medication to help you deal with an emerging wisdom tooth.

Are wisdom teeth always painful?

Not necessarily. Many people grow their wisdom teeth without noticing any pain or only mild discomfort, depending on the size of your jaw and the position the wisdom teeth are coming through. Your wisdom tooth pain could be related to another problem.

Do wisdom teeth have to be removed?

If your wisdom teeth aren't causing a serious problem, they don't need to be removed. However, we do encourage early wisdom teeth removal for teenage patients as it can lower the risk of problems developing later.

How can I relieve wisdom tooth pain?

If you don't have a serious problem with your wisdom teeth, but you still feel pain, we may recommend taking pain relief medication, rinsing your mouth with warm salt water or applying ice or a cold compress to your cheek. We can also discuss other home remedies for tooth pain.


How are wisdom teeth removed?

If we think you could benefit from wisdom teeth removal, we'll explain what this treatment involves so you can make a decision you're happy with.

We perform wisdom tooth extraction using local anaesthesia to help numb the pain, or you can choose another sedation option if you feel anxious about dental treatments.

If your wisdom tooth has already erupted, it may only need a simple extraction. However, wisdom tooth removal is often a more complex procedure, as the tooth may be stuck inside the gum or difficult to access. We may need to perform oral surgery to access the tooth and remove it in pieces.

What are the risks?

We use sterilised dental instruments to prevent bacteria from entering your gums during wisdom tooth removal and other treatments.

Your mouth may feel sore or become swollen for a few days after your treatment. This may be managed with pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication and should subside after a few days. If you still feel any pain after that, or notice other unusual symptoms, make an appointment to see our dentists.

What does wisdom tooth removal cost?

Wisdom tooth pain relief treatments and wisdom tooth removal can vary in cost, depending on the type of treatment you choose and how complex your situation is. We can give you a full breakdown of costs after we examine your mouth and create your treatment plan.

We'll also give you information about the health funds we accept and our payment plans to help you manage the cost of your treatment.

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Book your wisdom tooth assessment in Brisbane

Contact our friendly teams at Swish Dental in Everton Park or Mitchelton to schedule a consultation at a time that's good for you.

Call us in Everton Park on (07) 3355 1422 or Mitchelton on (07) 3354 3341.

Wisdom Tooth Pain

The first stage of fixing any wisdom tooth problems is to have a consultation to assess what the problem is and what caused it. This way we can provide prevention advice to help avoid the problem in the future and treat the problem to get you out of pain.