When to see a dentist
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.
Our Brisbane dentists Dr Aiden and Dr Christine have extensive experience treating wisdom teeth problems. During your consultation, we'll try to find out what's causing your pain and draw up your personalised treatment plan. Depending on your situation, we may recommend wisdom teeth removal, cleaning to remove an infection or home remedies to help relieve wisdom tooth pain.
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 home remedies such as:
- taking pain relief medication
- rinsing your mouth with warm salt water
- applying ice or a cold compress to your cheek.
We can also discuss other treatments for tooth pain.
Do wisdom teeth have to be removed?
If your wisdom teeth aren't causing a serious problem, they don't usually need to be removed. However, our dentists also offer early wisdom teeth removal as a preventive measure if x-rays suggest that the tooth may cause problems later.
We also provide risk assessments for teenage patients, as this can lower the risk of problems developing later and provide better outcomes for wisdom teeth.