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Wisdom Teeth

There is no need to suffer, wisdom teeth pain is not permanent! Wisdom teeth are notoriously unpredictable when it comes to growth, but the pain associated with this is very common.

Wisdom teeth get their name as they appear later in life, usually as the last teeth to come through. Often the gums don’t have enough room to emerge through, so they can grow through on an angle or partially appear. When wisdom teeth become impacted or stuck in the gum, this is when you will experience pain and irritation in your gums and jaw.

Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth pain

Once your wisdom teeth come through the gums, you will feel pain or discomfort often first identified in the upper or lower jaw. Other symptoms may include:

  • Pain and tenderness in the gums and jaw
  • Headaches or earaches
  • Swelling or redness in the gums (specifically past your back molars)
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Discomfort when eating or swallowing

Causes of Wisdom Teeth pain

The primary cause of wisdom teeth pain is the lack of space in your jaw for the wisdom tooth to erupt through the gums, other factors that can contribute to the pain include:

  • Abnormal position (also known as impacted wisdom teeth)
  • Decay
  • Infection
  • Cysts
  • Damage to surrounding teeth

Wisdom teeth movements are very common and easily treated with Wisdom Teeth Removal If you are experiencing pain from your wisdom teeth, we recommend you book a visit to the dentist to discuss options available to you.

If you are experiencing pain or have concerns about your wisdom teeth, it is best to book a consultation with a Maven dentist to further examine your mouth. If your wisdom teeth are not causing discomfort, you may not need to get them removed. However, your dentist recommends regular dental visits to keep watch on the movements.

What's Next?

Learn more about some possible treatment options with your local Maven Dental practice. We recommend you book an appointment with a dentist to further discuss and provide expert advice on relieving your pain and how you can achieve great oral health.


The costs associated with wisdom teeth removal can vary depending on the procedure recommended for you. Contact your local Maven Dental practice to book a consultation, a dentist will be able to assess your wisdom teeth and give you an estimation of fees to remove your wisdom teeth. 

It is not often that wisdom teeth come through unnoticed, it is normal to experience some pain and discomfort. Regular dental check-up visits will allow your dentist to examine your wisdom teeth and in some cases, detect wisdom teeth movements before they cause you pain. If you are experiencing wisdom teeth pain, we recommend that you book an appointment to see a Maven dentist as soon as possible.

We work with you to create a treatment plan suited to your needs.  We are very focussed on making sure you feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Wisdom teeth can be removed by a dentist or an oral surgeon. Local anaesthetic is usually used to numb the area around the tooth, alternatively you may wish to discuss full sedation or wisdom teeth surgery by a specialist with your dentist. If you are experiencing bleeding, swelling, jaw or gum pain we suggest you visit a dentist as soon as possible.

We understand that some people feel anxious about visiting the dentist.  At Maven Dental, we work hard to make you feel comfortable and to create environments that feel safe and welcoming.  We also believe that communication is key and invite you to share any concerns you may have prior or upon arrival.

While everyone is different, we’ve created a list of tips that can help to reduce anxiety related to dentist visits – read more