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How to treat a half erupted wisdom tooth at home

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Williams
Dentistry 13 years experience
Keep it clean: The best solution is to get it removed. Until you can do that i suggest keeping it really clean. Use a syringe with water or salt water to clean up ... Read More
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Half erupted wisdom : I think my answer got partially deleted when i hit the "send" button. I'll re-answer! if you have a partially erupted tooth, and if it is hurting th... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Depending on tooth: Position. If the tooth is in a good position, a laser can remove the excess tissue so it won't collect food and bacteria that can cause breath issues.... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Operculum: That depends upon size, opposing teeth, position of wisdom tooth, oral hygiene and your preference. Sometimes it improves with salt water rinses and g... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Ibuprofen: The best over the counter medication would be Ibuprofen (motrin). I would take three every 6hrs. Do not exceed 12 tabs in any 24 hour period, i wou... Read More
Dr. David Schneider
Dentistry 38 years experience
Narcotics: You will need to see a dentist/oral surgeon who can provide you with a narcotic prescription.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
How to treat?: See a dentist to determine why it's inflamed and hurts. The cause will determine the treatment. We can only guess and there are lots of possibilities.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This is one time: When home remedies are not the way to go. Please see a dentist promptly. An abscess can become serious quickly.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Possibly: Consulting an oral surgeon and/or an Otolaryngologist would get you the best advice and treatment.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Ritz
Dentistry 46 years experience
Warm salt water: Rinsing with warm salt water is the panacea of household remedies. It has no true medicinal value but may make the area feel better for a short time. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Pain meds: Pain meds can be taken at home to help with your discomfort.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Until removal: Keep it as clean as possible with proper brushing and flossing. If it is sore or swollen salt water rinses may help- (teaspoon salt in glass of warm w... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Leave it alone: The clot allows healing to occur. Don't cause it to wash out. Please ask your oral surgeon for clot preservation instructions.

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