Fast forward thousands of years later, modern cooking including food preparation in which food can now be consumed in bite size pieces, meant that the human jaw and mouth has also evolved. Early man may have required all of the teeth to gnaw through the tough foods they found fossicking in nature, however in this day and age, we do not. As such, with the human mouth and jaw evolving to become smaller in shape and size, the less room there is for the entire set of human teeth. This is why when wisdom teeth grow; there is very rarely any space for them in which to develop. They grow sideways and sometimes not breaking through the gum at all and as such become impacted.
When they become impacted they often cause mild to serious wisdom teeth pain and may affect other surrounding teeth. Complications can include:
· Bacterial infection
· Tooth decay
· Gum disease
· Sore gums
· Swollen gums
· Teeth crowding
In most cases, the only way to overcome impacted wisdom teeth is to have them extracted so they no longer cause any pain and irritation.
Whilst waiting for wisdom teeth removal, there are a few simple things you can do to ease wisdom teeth pain. These can include:
· Taking pain relief medication
· Using oral gels and ointments to numb wisdom teeth and gums
· Rinsing mouth with salty water
· Avoiding extreme temperatures such as hot or cold water or food
· Staying away from alcohol and cigarettes
· Eating soft foods that are easy to chew
These are only temporary measures and do not provide a long term solution to wisdom teeth pain. You will need to consult a qualified and experienced oral surgeon as each situation is different.
So if you want to deal with your wisdom teeth pain once and for all, contact The Wisdom Teeth Professionals on 1800 WIS DOM who have an oral surgeon in Sydney and Melbourne who can provide you with advice on wisdom teeth removal costs and treatments.