Dental Problems

Wisdom Tooth Ache

Oral-Submucous-FibrosisWhen you will be grown ups, you will know it by the pain in your teeth said the grand parents to their grand children when askedĀ  When will we grow up nanny? Wisdom tooth ache is what it’s called in the normal language. Human beings have 32 teeth and 4 wisdom teeth which are grown at the 4 last corners of mouth. These teeth as per the ancient Indian history is even recognized as sign of grown up or increase in the intelligence level.

Wisdom tooth ache

Wisdom tooth ache usually occurs due to the following reasons:

  • Small periphery of the mouth.
  • No place for the wisdom tooth to erupt due to less place at the corner section.
  • Large size of the tooth.
  • Gums not spreading enough to give space for the tooth to come out.

In usual cases, if the wisdom tooth fails to erupt completely, the gums at the back of the tooth form a tissue flap or lump which is called as operculum. This causes extreme pain at the site of wisdom tooth eruption which is called or known as wisdom tooth ache.

Symptoms of wisdom tooth ache include:


  • Redness of the gum near the site of growth.
  • Swelling of the gums.
  • Difficulty in opening the mouth and bad taste in the mouth.
  • This even leads to bad odor of the mouth due to keeping the mouth close for long hours due to extreme pain.


Extraction of wisdom tooth:

There are 2 most important reasons for the extraction of wisdom tooth:

  1. Properly grown in tooth causes infections due to trapping of the food particles behind it, which are not even removed with normal brushing of the teeth.
  2. Misalignments of wisdom tooth which rubs against the cheek and tongue causing ulcers, pains, malocclusion of remaining teeth and orthodontics.

Post Extraction problems of wisdom tooth:

  • Bleeding and oozing
  • Dry socket
  • Swelling
  • Nerve injury

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