Wisdom teeth usually start to form around puberty and can continue through early adulthood (about age 20). Wisdom teeth can cause problems when they grow in, but they’re most likely to do so if they don’t erupt properly or at all. If you have overcrowding, then wisdom teeth may not be able to come out easily and will have some pain that is associated with it.
What Pain Is Associated With Wisdom Teeth?
The pain associated with wisdom teeth can vary greatly depending on the severity of the infection and other factors. Some people experience no pain at all while others experience extreme discomfort, pain in the neck, jaw misalignment, infection, and sore throat, which is caused by swollen lymph nodes in your neck due to inflammation. That leaves them unable to sleep or eat anything without experiencing great wisdom teeth pain.
If you’re experiencing any of this pain that is associated with wisdom teeth, it’s important that you see your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation and treatment plan. If the tooth has already erupted then treatment may involve removal of the tooth or if surgery is necessary and if there are other options available to help alleviate the discomfort and pain.