Medically Reviewed By Dr. Ivey
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Oh, wisdom teeth! Why do you hurt us so? If you are an Aurora resident who has wisdom teeth or once had wisdom teeth, you know what I’m talking about. Wisdom teeth hurt! The pain caused by these teeth can occur for any number of reasons, and can seem to come out of nowhere or cause slow, nagging pain that increases over time. Keep reading to learn why wisdom teeth hurt so much.


The mere sensation of wisdom teeth pushing through the gum line is painful, and often there is no room in a person’s mouth to accommodate these new teeth. Because of this, wisdom teeth often come in at an angle or only partially come in. When this happens, it is referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. It leaves your gums open for other problems because the gum line is broken, but the teeth have not fully come in. If you suspect you have impacted wisdom teeth, call Dr. Ivey today to set up an evaluation at his office in the Aurora area.


Sometimes a fluid-filled sac can form next to your wisdom teeth. The fluid-filled sacs, called cysts, are filled with bacteria and can be very painful. If not treated properly, they can cause damage to the surrounding bones and tissue, or even require additional surgery to correct. If you notice a small, painful bump or pocket near your wisdom teeth, reach out to Ivey Oral & Facial Surgery to make an appointment for an evaluation.


How your wisdom teeth come in can have a big effect on how you are able to clean them. For example, if your wisdom teeth are impacted, as we mentioned above, you won’t be able to clean the entire surface area of the teeth adequately. This can drastically increase your risk of bacteria growth, which often results in cavities in your wisdom teeth. If you’ve noticed that your wisdom teeth have erupted, but you are unable to see or feel the normal surface area, call Dr. Ivey’s Aurora office today to set up an appointment to have them checked.

Wisdom Teeth Pain Management

While wisdom teeth can cause a lot of pain for a lot of people, there are many ways you can temporarily relieve your pain until you are able to make an appointment with Dr. Ivey. Some of these include:

  • Numbing Gel
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ice Packs
  • Salt Water Rinse

Be sure to avoid foods that are hard or loaded with sugar while you are experiencing wisdom teeth pain. Sugary foods can increase your risk of infection and chewing hard foods can make the pain worse.

Don’t Keep Suffering! Make Your Appointment Today.

If your wisdom teeth hurt, and home remedies aren’t working anymore, give Dr. Ivey a call today at his office in the Aurora area. He and his team are ready to help you get the relief you need. They will be able to schedule an appointment for you to come in for a consultation where Dr. Ivey will be able to fully examine your teeth and gums to determine an appropriate treatment plan for your unique case. Call Ivey Oral & Facial Surgery today at (303) 493-1933.