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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
25 years experience Dentistry
Night Guard: Ear and teeth pain are common symptoms of clenching/grinding of the teeth, usually while sleeping. The jaw joint gets hyper-compressed, damage occurs ... Read More
Dr. Randy Nolf
42 years experience Periodontics
TMJ: Could be from tmj. Jaw joint and associated muscles. When pain is on both sides i look for a source other than teeth. When it can be either side th ... Read More
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Dr. James Vito
37 years experience Prosthodontics
Bite problem: Your bite is off and this is causing a muscle spasm in your jaw or tempromandibular joint. A bite adjustment and a dental bite guard should fix this p ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Orajel, ice or ??: If wisdom teeth are coming in and causing pain you can suck on some ice, drink some bourbon or apply an anesthetic gel. Mind you, these are all only ... Read More
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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
46 years experience Dentistry
Pain Meds: Pain medication, either over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen), advil or Motrin (ibuprofen) or alleve (naproxen) or prescription medications. After ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Your dentist: Your dentist is the answer. Until you can see your dentist, OTC meds would be recommended. If your wisdom teeth are partially exposed and the pain i ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reed Day
Dr. Reed Day answered
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Out they come: The only way to stop the pain is to have them removed. You can rinse with clorhexidine (peridex) which will help temporaily as well.
Dr. Matthew Hyde
41 years experience Dentistry
Have them removed: Most people should have their wisdom teeth removed before 20 years old. The old idea of leaving them alone if they don't bother you no longer makes ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
40 years experience Dentistry
Rinse: Warm salt water, keep area clean, see your dentist or oral surgeon.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Any swelling /inflammation og the gingiva(gums ) can be painful. The trauma of an erupting tooth can cause this.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Perception and response to pain varies greatly from patient to patient. Whether or not your pain is normal or not may depend upon how long ago your s ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See a dentist: You need to see a dentist for a clinical and radiographic examination to determine why you are having pain from your wisdom teeth. Before you can tre ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
1 to 5 days : Depending on how easily the tooth was to extract, post operative pain can extend from 2 to 5 days. The key is good home care after surgery. Do not s ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Apatoff
44 years experience Dentistry
Post operative pain: When oral surgery is performed, especially at your age, there is this entity called "pain on healing". It can take about one year for new bone to fil ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
41 years experience Dentistry
Root exposure: Root exposure is a common problem with wisdom teeth removal, particularly the back sides of the second molars just in front of the wisdom teeth that w ... Read More

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