Wisdom Teeth - London Dental Arts Forest Hill

You don't have to suffer because wisdom tooth pain doesn't last forever. Wisdom teeth are known to grow in very strange ways, but the pain that comes with this is very common.

The reason they are painful is because the gums don’t have enough space to grow through, so they do so at an angle or only partially. When wisdom teeth become impacted or stuck in the gum, they can cause pain and irritation in the gums and jaw. Fortunately, our expert care team can help your wisdom teeth. Call your local dentist in Forest Hill today.

Wisdom teeth get their name because they usually come in at the end of a person’s life. Most of the time, the gums don’t have enough space to grow through, so they do so at an angle or only partially. When wisdom teeth become impacted or stuck in the gum, they can cause pain and irritation in the gums and jaw.

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At London Dental Arts Clinic Forest Hill, we can help you with a dental emergency. If you don’t take care of problems, they can get worse and hurt your overall and oral health.

The Symptoms of Emerging Wisdom Teeth

Once your wisdom teeth break through the gums, you will usually feel pain or discomfort in your upper or lower jaw first. However, there are some other obvious signs and symptoms, such as:

  • Pain and tenderness in the gums and jaw
  • Headaches or earaches
  • Swelling or redness in the gums (specifically past your back molars)
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Discomfort when eating or swallowing

If you have pain or are worried about your wisdom teeth, you should make an appointment with our dentist at London Dental Arts Clinic Forest Hill to check your mouth more. Removal isn’t always necessary, and if your wisdom teeth don’t hurt, you might not need to have them taken out. 

Common Causes of Painful Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth hurt because there isn’t enough room in your jaw for the tooth to break through the gums. Other things that can make wisdom teeth hurt are:

  • Abnormal position (also known as impacted wisdom teeth)
  • Decay
  • Infection
  • Cysts
  • Damage to surrounding teeth

Wisdom tooth pain is very common, but there is an easy way to fix it. If your wisdom teeth are giving you pain, you should make an appointment with your Smile Centre Dentist to fix them.

What to Do Next

Your local London Dental Arts Clinic can tell you more about some possible treatment options. We suggest you make an appointment with a dentist to talk to an expert about getting rid of your pain and improving your oral health. Treatment might include:

  • Oral surgery
  • Wisdom tooth removal

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Frequently Asked Questions:


How much does it cost to get wisdom teeth removed?

The costs associated with wisdom teeth removal can vary depending on your recommended procedure. Contact us at London Dental Arts Clinic to book a consultation. A dentist will be able to assess your wisdom teeth and give you an estimation of fees to remove your wisdom teeth. 

Is it normal for wisdom teeth to hurt?

It is not often that wisdom teeth come through unnoticed. It is normal to experience some pain and discomfort. Regular dental check-up visits will allow your dentist to examine your wisdom teeth. And, in some cases, detect wisdom teeth movements before they cause you pain. If you are experiencing wisdom teeth pain, we recommend that you book an appointment to see a dentist as soon as possible.

Does it hurt getting wisdom teeth removed?

We work with you to create a treatment plan suited to your needs. We are very focused on making sure you feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Wisdom teeth can be removed by a dentist or an oral surgeon. Local anaesthetic is usually used to numb the area around the tooth. Alternatively, you may wish to discuss full sedation or wisdom teeth surgery with a specialist with your dentist. If you are experiencing bleeding, swelling, or jaw or gum pain, we suggest you visit a dentist as soon as possible.

I’m anxious about visiting the dentist

We understand that some people feel anxious about visiting the dentist. At London Dental Arts Clinic, we work hard to make you feel comfortable and to create environments that feel safe and welcoming. We also believe that communication is key and invite you to share any concerns you may have before or upon arrival.

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