Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Problems as an Adult?

Wisdom tooth pain is a common occurance for almost everyone worldwide, as we as humans are not yet genetically evolved enough to stop producing them. Most people will not, however, have room in their mouth for these far back molars and will eventually need a wisdom tooth extraction. Here at Ipswich Family Dental Practice we have clinics in both Ipswich and Brassall in Queensland and can offer our patients a few different options when it comes to wisdom tooth extraction. Although most people feel the signs of their wisdom teeth coming through as a teenager, wisdom tooth pain can happen at almost any age.


What Age Do Wisdom Teeth Usually Crown?

Most people experience signs of their wisdom teeth coming through between the ages of 17 and 26. Although this is the most common, it is possible for your wisdom teeth to crown in your late twenties, your thirties, your forties and even up to your fifties and sixties! If you have started to feel pain in your mouth or you haven’t seen your local family dentist in a while, book in an appointment now and talk to your dental practitioner about your options when it comes to wisdom teeth.


What to do if You’re Feeling Signs of Wisdom Tooth Pain

If you are feeling pain in your mouth, this may be a sign of a wisdom tooth breaking through the gums, or potentially of wisdom tooth decay. You can take ibuprofen tablets for pain and use a cold compress on your cheek on the affected side of your face. The best thing you can do for wisdom tooth decay and pain, however, is of course to visit your dentist as soon as possible. They will tell you whether your mouth can make room for your wisdom teeth, or if your wisdom teeth will need to be removed. If left unattended, this can lead to infection, crowding of the mouth and pain in other teeth.


Visit Your Local Dentist for a Check-Up

Visit your local dentist in Queensland as soon as you are feeling signs of pain or discomfort or book in a check-up if your last appointment was more than 6 months ago. Ipswich Family Dental is the dental practice for all ages, so no matter when your teeth are crowning, we can help you! We pride ourselves on our high quality service, our experienced dental practitioners and our family-oriented approach to the health and hygiene of your teeth, gums and mouth.


Book an appointment online today with Ipswich Family Dental Practice or call us now to discuss your wisdom tooth pain.

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