Pain from wisdom teeth can come and go. You may possibly feel discomfort one day and then the next you may not. So, while it may seem easy to just ignore the pain you may be experiencing from your wisdom teeth, don’t. It could be a sign that something is wrong.

While it is true that some people never have their wisdom teeth extracted, it’s typically because their mouths have the space and that their wisdom teeth grew in without incident. Life progresses for these lucky people without any problems. However, thanks to evolution, many of us simply have no room for these teeth and issues can arise.

If you visit your dentist on a regular basis, chances are that you may not even experience pain from wisdom teeth because he or she will know your oral health and can possibly recommend extraction before it becomes uncomfortable.

So if you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain, but you hate going to the dentist or you’re afraid of the whole removal process, it’s understandable. A lot of people have these same fears.

But do yourself a favor and go to the dentist to get an x-ray. Doing so can help show what is really happening under your gums and why you’re experiencing pain. You may find it isn’t as serious as you think. And if it is more serious, it’s probably due to one or more problems you may be experiencing:

  • Inflammation
  • Abscess
  • Infection
  • Impaction

The two top tips that we can recommend if you’re ignoring your pain or biting (no pun intended) the bullet with dismissing your discomfort are:

  • The longer you wait, the more painful it can get. No, it isn’t fun having to face wisdom teeth surgery but the thing is, once your wisdom teeth are removed, you can rest assured that the pain will be gone in a few days.
  • The younger you are, the quicker the recovery. This seemingly true fact of life plays in your favor. If you’re young and experiencing pain, know that your recovery time is generally quicker. So just do it now. Don’t continue thinking you can live with the pain, then discover when you’re in your early 30s or older that you’ll need to miss several days of work after wisdom tooth surgery, and it’s a much longer road to recovery.

No-Cost Wisdom Teeth Removal Study

Don’t let cost be a deterrent from you getting your wisdom teeth removed. There are other options available, including a no-cost clinical research study being held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jean Brown Research, a Utah-based company, is conducting a clinical trial on a wisdom teeth surgery and is accepting applications. Qualified participants may be compensated for time and travel.

Visit the Jean Brown Research wisdom tooth clinical study page to learn if you may qualify for wisdom teeth extraction in Utah at no charge.