If you have ever suffered from toothache, you will understand just how painful it can be. Sensitive or sore nerves can be one of the most excruciating of pains to endure. What if one or more of your wisdom teeth are causing you pain? Should you get it or them removed? Let’s take a look at some of the root causes of the pain and potential consequences. It will help us to understand the reasons why it is so important to seek treatment as soon as possible.


When you have wisdom teeth growing, they can cause pain to your jaw, mouth and surrounding teeth. Some people only experience minor pain or mild discomfort whereas others have reported such severe pain that emergency treatment was the only option of relief. The new teeth coming through might cause issues with alignment of other teeth, which might mean that you need treatment to straighten things out.


In some cases, wisdom teeth have been known to stay under the gum line and become stuck. The term for this kind of issue is ‘impacted’. If you have concerns that you may have an impacted wisdom tooth, you should consider looking into wisdom tooth removal in Sydney or at a dentist near you. The longer you leave it without getting it checked could mean you end up with more pain and suffering. As a result of the impacted wisdom tooth, you could end up with an infection. Sometimes, something called a cyst can form that has the potential to cause some serious damage to the surrounding teeth, bone, or even the roots.

Decay and Cavities

If there is not enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth, then you might stand the risk decay and even cavities as a result. Often, the tight space can make it very difficult to clean with some places even impossible to reach. This is also one of the reasons that dentists highly recommend using dental floss. Even the best of tooth care could still mean that you have areas that unreachable and end up causing damage and perhaps pain.

Jaw Damage and Sinus Issues

Cysts have been reported to cause severe damage, to the point that they have hollowed out part of the jaw and caused damage to the nerves and surrounding areas. The results are pretty awful, and can lead to some severe pain, build up of pressure, congestion or even in the most severe cases tumours have been known to form.

Gum Disease

Wisdom teeth have been known to only make it part of the way through a person’s gums. This in itself can result in an area that is nearly impossible to clean as well as it should be, making it a target for things like bacteria. The bacteria can result in oral infection or even gum disease. Often meaning that the gums will swell, making them tender and even harder to clean.

What to Do?

If you have problems with your wisdom tooth, visit your local dental practice as soon as possible. You can never be too careful when it comes to your health.