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The Connection Between Wisdom Teeth And Jaw Pain

Posted on 11/15/2023 by Dr. Cheryl Freeman
Image of a human jaw at Randolph Center for Dental Excellence in Asheboro, NC.Extreme discomfort in the jaw can be caused by wisdom teeth that are about to erupt. That's because they are the last pair of teeth to develop in your mouth, the third molars. When anything goes wrong, they know it because of where they are. For instance, if you have sudden and severe jaw pain, it may be a sign that your wisdom tooth is about to emerge. However, throbbing jaw discomfort might result from a dental infection or an impacted tooth. Continue reading this blog to learn about the reasons and remedies for wisdom tooth discomfort.

Wisdom Teeth Can Cause Jaw Pain

The location of wisdom teeth guarantees that they will cause jaw pain and discomfort during the eruption. You might have a severe headache if the pain radiates from your jaw to your ear and brain.

Jaw discomfort caused by wisdom teeth extraction may lead to edema and rigidity. As a result, it might be challenging to expand your mouth widely or chew food. Despite its apparent simplicity, jaw discomfort has several underlying causes.

When the wisdom teeth are coming in at an angle, with part visible above the gums and the rest buried, this is called an impacted tooth. This discrepancy may be harmful since impaction only occurs when the tooth develops at an improper angle. The shape of your face and jaw might be altered if you neglect to take care of your wisdom teeth.

The presence of gum disease is a potential effect of ignoring an impacted wisdom tooth. This is because infection and gingivitis may quickly develop if germs are allowed to lodge between the gum flap and the tooth. Inflamed gums may cause significant discomfort, eventually radiating to the jaw.

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