Don’t put dental pain on the long finger.
Once the pain of wisdom teeth has started, it's not going to stop till you have them removed. Here's why.
One of the perks of working in a great dental surgery like MyDental is that there’s always plenty of brilliant reading material on-hand. From the reading material in the waiting room for our patients to the numerous medical and dental journals that drop through our letter box, the choice is amazing.
In one of these journals, we read a brilliant article last week on the topic of chronic or recurring pain and the effect it can have on the sufferer. The article was referring to conditions such as arthritis, regular migraine headaches and serious back pain.
The article pointed out that people dealing with any of these forms of ongoing pain are liable to become short-tempered, irritable and highly impatient. But even worse, if the symptoms go untreated for too long, this can lead to the early or more serious slopes of depression.
Thankfully, in the world of dentistry our patients rarely suffer pain on a long-term basis because we can sort their problems in double-quick time once they drop in to us and tell us what’s wrong.
One area, however, where patients can sometimes put up with pain for a lengthy period is in the field of wisdom teeth symptoms. As to why this should be the case, we suspect it's because the pain or discomfort starts off as a very mild nagging sensation at first, and people feel that it’s not serious enough yet to go to the dentist.
But here’s the problem. If left to their own devices, the roots of the wisdom teeth will continue to grow for another two years, and the pressure they exert on your other teeth (trying to push them out of the way) will become greater and greater.
That’s why we recommend wisdom teeth removal as soon as you have your dentist confirm that this is the problem. It may seem like a drastic course of action, but trust us when we tell you that things will only get worse if you leave them in place.
Wisdom teeth extraction is something that you’ll only have to do once in a lifetime – and here’s why. Your wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that some of us get and some of us don’t – it's just the luck of the draw. But nobody get a fourth set, so once those unwelcome arrivals are gone, they’re gone for good.
You’ll feel most pain when you have an impacted wisdom tooth. This means that the tooth is trapped in the gum and simply has nowhere to go. Trust us when we tell you that this is very painful.
And the sad fact of life is that there’s no form of permanent wisdom teeth pain relief other than extraction.
So face up to it sooner rather than later, and of you’d like to read some more on this topic before you make a decision, here’s an article that might prove helpful to you – http://www.medicinenet.com/wisdom_teeth/page2.htm