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Whether your wisdom teeth can make you clever or not is another issue for debate, but your wisdom teeth can give you intense pain, that's for certain.
Your mouth may have up to four wisdom teeth, medically known as 3rd molars, one at each back corner of the mouth.
Should you go by common belief, these teeth appear at the age (18-25) when you gain worldly wisdom and therefore the name wisdom tooth was created.
For those people fortunate to have a large mouth, you seldom get pain while your wisdom teeth grow.
But for those with a smaller, more crowded mouth, it can become quite unbearable.
What's more annoying is that wisdom tooth pain, more often than not, happens during the night when you are asleep and instantly wakes you due to the throbbing, excruciating pain in your mouth.
It has been suggested you can use ground clove powder to get respite from pain, but the best cure is to make an appointment and speak with your townsville dentist.
Wheatgrass juice is said to help and also the resin from Asafetida, which contains excellent treatment for toothaches, including wisdom tooth pain.
Each wisdom tooth grows in its own distinguishing manner affecting the bone and gum along with other tissues in the mouth. There is an assortment of types of impaction dependant on the manner the wisdom tooth has influenced the other bones.A wisdom tooth that hasn't grown correctly and not influencing the growth of the other teeth is considered to be affected
When a wisdom tooth is affected or is in risk of impaction, then it is best to seek tooth removal. The removal is needed only when the wisdom tooth starts to change the other areas, like the tongue and interior of the mouth.
The first part of the removal procedure is to locate the affected tooth and after that the soft tissue is cut open, then the tooth crown is shown after removing the bone. The wisdom tooth is subsequently cut and removed as a whole or in pieces. After the removal is complete the tissue is sutured back into place.
Removal of the wisdom teeth is best done by an experienced dental surgeon under anaesthesia in the hospital to make the procedure as easy as possible.
The bleeding is regular and to prevent this, gauze pads are used. These pads are to be changed occasionally as they get soaked in blood. Dental surgeons typically refer painkillers to ease the subsequent pain.
The mouth may be numb after the surgery so make sure that you do not bite your tongue or lips.
While sleeping, use a cushion to prop up your head in order to get the best rest after surgery.
If you encounter any excessive wisdom tooth pain, make an appointment to see one of our dentists to discuss your options.
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