Causes of wisdom tooth pain


Wisdom tooth pain can be a few different factors. Impaction is one of the main causes and occurs when the tooth is unable to erupt and pushes against other teeth or anatomy in the mouth. Persistent pain in cases of impaction requires a visit to your dentist and may need intervention. The EZ Teether can provide relief and comfort to anyone experiencing pain due to impacted wisdom teeth and teething. It’s designed to massage the gums applying pressure to the sore area, which helps to provide temporary pain relief. (McIntyre and McIntyre, 2002).

Further pain can be caused by infection of the Wisdom Teeth. As the teeth break through the surface of the gums, the gum tissue is cut open by the crown cusps. This area can then become infected, leading to pain and swelling.

One of the most common complaints with wisdom tooth eruption is Pericoronitis. This is described as an inflammation of soft tissue surrounding a partially erupting tooth. If the gums are inflamed not infected the EZ Teether can be used to massage the inflamed area for temporary pain relief. 

Periocoronitis can lead to further symptoms such as bad breath and bad taste, as well as a reduced ability to open the mouth can occur. This often causes an increased level of discomfort in addition to other wisdom tooth related pain.

It’s advised to visit a dentist if you are experiencing any of these symptoms of infection. Treatment for infections such as these is often provided in the form of antibiotics.



McIntyre, G. and McIntyre, G. (2002). Teething troubles?. British Dental Journal, 192(5), pp.251-255.

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