Not everyone gets them and not everyone needs to have them removed but wisdom teeth coming in can be painful. From sensitivity and jaw stiffness, the need for wisdom teeth removal can become very evident. 

Taking care of your teeth is a crucial part of your well-being – it makes you look and feel good! From wisdom teeth extraction to the best teeth whitening Brisbane has to offer, Newstead Smiles has your teeth covered. 

When Do Wisdom Teeth Come In?

Situated at the very end of your smile, wisdom teeth form as the third set of molars at the back of your mouth. 

Often emerging between the ages of 17 and 25, wisdom teeth can come in without any issues or crowding. In most cases, wisdom teeth will need to be extracted to ensure your smile stays straight and the rest of your teeth avoid issues. Read on for the signs your wisdom teeth may need removing.

Sensitivity & Pain

Any sign of pain can be a sure sign that something is wrong. If you start to notice sensitivity while brushing, eating or doing anything at all, your wisdom teeth may need removing or there may be another issue. This sensitivity is an indication that you should take a trip to the dentist as soon as possible. 


If you can feel your wisdom teeth coming through and there is inflammation around the gums, it can be a sign they need removing. This will be painful to touch and visible along the gum line, making it difficult to brush and floss. 

Tooth Decay & Cavities

Regardless of wisdom teeth, any sign of cavity and decay calls for a dental appointment. When your wisdom teeth are coming in they can impact how you clean your teeth causing more bacteria to grow within the gum pockets. 


If you are experiencing limitations with moving your jaw and opening your mouth, this stiffness can be caused by wisdom teeth needing to be removed. Affecting the jaw area, the growth of wisdom teeth can shift your whole mouth, causing stiffness and pain in the jaw. 

Sinus Issues

Problems in the mouth can cause problems elsewhere, such as your sinuses. If you are experiencing pressure, pain or congestion it could be caused by your wisdom teeth. 


Cysts are sacks that are filled with fluid which can impact and damage the roots of neighboring teeth. Painful and persistent cysts can be caused from wisdom teeth needing to be extracted. 

Contact Newstead Smiles

Some signs are obvious and other issues may be caused by something else. If you are experiencing any of the listed signs or if you’re unsure on whether your wisdom teeth removal, the best thing to do is make an appointment with Newstead Smiles. 

Offering a plethora of different services, our process is easy and our skilled dentists will ensure you leave smiling from ear to ear.