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How we can help with wisdom teeth pain in the heart of Liverpool

Monday, October 9th, 2017

At Liverpool Dental Spa, we know all too well that the wisdom teeth can be incredibly troublesome. Sometimes, the teeth develop without any issues at all, but if you do start to develop pain, we are here to help. We understand that dental pain can be excruciating, and we’ll do everything we can to put a smile back on your face.

What causes wisdom tooth pain?

Wisdom tooth pain can come out of the blue and it can affect you even if you have healthy teeth and you take really good care of your pearly whites. In most cases, pain develops as a result of a lack of space in the jaw, which can cause the teeth to become impacted. This means that the tooth starts to grow at an angle, pushing against the neighbouring tooth. If you have pain and it’s getting worse or you’re getting bouts on a regular basis, we may recommend extracting the tooth. You don’t actually need your wisdom teeth and often, taking them out can benefit your remaining teeth, as well as alleviating pain.

If you do need your wisdom teeth extracting, your dentist will explain exactly what is going to happen. In some cases, extraction won’t be necessary and you may just need temporary pain relief while the teeth are growing.

Wisdom tooth extraction at Liverpool Dental Spa

We understand that having a tooth removed is not a very pleasant prospect and for some, even the thought of climbing into the dental chair can be terrifying. Our highly experienced team has expertise in removing wisdom teeth, and our dentists will do everything in their power to help you relax and stay calm. We conduct the procedure under anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain and we’ll be there to reassure you every step of the way. Our dentists are happy to answer questions and you can stop them at any time if you need a moment. After treatment, we will make sure that you’re happy and pain-free before you head home and we’ll be at the end of the phone if you need anything at all.

If your wisdom teeth are wreaking havoc, call us now!

What To Do About Wisdom Teeth

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The wisdom teeth have a bad name because they can be painful. If you have troublesome wisdom teeth, are in pain and you need help, we’re here for you! Simply call to make an appointment and we’ll fit you in as soon as we can.

About wisdom teeth

Our wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt. They are also known as the third molars and are located at the very back of the mouth, in the four corners. Most people start to get their wisdom teeth from the age of 16, but the time they develop varies hugely. Some people don’t get their wisdom teeth until they reach their 20s. Often, the wisdom teeth don’t cause any problems, but if there’s not enough space in the jaw for them to grow properly, they can start to develop at an angle and push against the neighbouring teeth, which can cause discomfort.

What are the options for painful wisdom teeth?

If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, have started to push against your other teeth (i.e. have become impacted) or are decayed, it is usually best to take them out. You don’t need your wisdom teeth, so it’s usually better to extract them than leave them in if they are causing problems. If they are fine and you’re not in any pain, they can be left alone.

Wisdom tooth extraction is sometimes more complex than traditional extraction procedures because of the location of the teeth. They are harder to access than other teeth, and if they have started to grow at an angle, this can be particularly tricky. If you are having your teeth extracted, you will be cared for by one of our highly experienced dentists. Your tooth will be numbed completely before treatment so that you don’t feel a thing, and your dentist will do everything they can to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure.

Beware the Potential Pitfalls of Wisdom Teeth

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to come through. They are known as ‘wisdom teeth’ because they appear in either the late teens or early twenties of a person’s life, suggesting that the person has reached ‘wisdom.’ However, if wisdom teeth are not positioned correctly, problems can follow.

So what are the potential problems with wisdom teeth?

One of the problems is that because although the human mouth can hold 32 teeth in total, a lot of people’s mouths only have room for 28. This means that when the four wisdom teeth come in as the third molars, there isn’t enough space for them to grow properly and they can impact or only partially erupt. Impaction is when the wisdom teeth have failed to break through the gum line because of misalignment caused by lack of room to develop. Partial eruption is when the tooth fails to break through the gum bed completely and leaves a soft flap of flesh which is known as an operculum.

Wisdom teeth don’t always cause problems and won’t in the case that there’s enough room for them to come through, but some problems that can occur as wisdom teeth come include:

  • Decay due to the teeth being inaccessible to clean – this can easily spread to adjacent teeth if not careful.
  • Structural damage to the entire mouth as a result of overcrowding.
  • Perhaps most dangerous, however, is the possibility of cysts forming. This occurs when a wisdom tooth has been impacted and the surrounding tooth has filled with fluid. Cysts can eventually become tumours if left untreated and can      permanently damage the jawbone and nerves.

It goes without saying that if you experience any wisdom tooth pain symptoms you should see a dentist immediately to avoid these potential problems. If you have any worries about wisdom teeth, contact our team today at Liverpool Dental Spa.


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