A wisdom tooth is any one of the third molars, which are located at the back of the mouth. When you have problems with your wisdom tooth, you will most likely experience a lot of pain and discomfort, which can be treated permanently when you go to your dentist at the London Dental Studio.
Have you ever had a painful wisdom tooth? Do you know what causes this tooth to become very painful? Knowing what causes wisdom tooth problems in London can help you deal with the issue in the correct manner, and can even help you in avoiding the excruciating pain.
Impacted Wisdom Tooth
A wisdom tooth often starts to become painful when it is impacted. When a tooth is impacted, it does not fully erupt or come out from under the gum line, and instead grows sideways to push against the teeth surrounding it. The pressure of the teeth being pushed can cause a lot of pain.
A tooth that does not fully come out from under the gum line is very difficult to clean, making it more susceptible to tooth decay. When tooth decay affects the wisdom tooth, severe toothache can be felt.
An impacted and decayed wisdom tooth can permanently be treated with a tooth extraction. Removing the affected tooth will make sure that the decay will not spread to the surrounding teeth and to the gums. Impacted wisdom teeth can be removed with oral surgery, which involves cutting through the gums to gain access to the tooth underneath. A wisdom tooth extraction will give permanent pain relief, and will protect the other teeth from being infected.