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wisdom tooth pain and swelling

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Can also be inflammation. See your dentist to be sure.
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably: Probably. An infection called pericoronitis. See your dentist. Antibiotics will treat the problem temporarily. Then you should consider having the too ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
It is infection: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain and it does n ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Pain medicine: You can try pain killers. I would try a combination of pain relievers like panado, anti-inflammatory and maybe codeine as well like myprodol or simila ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Might be abscess...: If the tooth does not hurt, then the nerve in the tooth may have died... that's why the tooth does not hurt. Your best bet is to have that tooth extra ... Read More
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
See Oral Surgeon : Have the wisdom tooth out. The antibiotics you are taking for your condition may be suppressing ( but they can't cure) the infected tooth.
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeon: May be a problem with the wisdom, tooth, TMJ or other local problems. See oral surgeon for assessment. If ear problem, see ENT doc.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom Teeth: Swollen gingiva indicates at a minimum inflammation, but can also be an infection. Cause unknown: caries, periodontal disease, trapped bacteria. There ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
OTC Pain meds: ..Until you can get to your dentist to determine if that tooth needs to be extracted.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
35 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: See a dentist/oral surgeon for an evaluation, there can be several causes for the pain. For the immediate, try any otc nsaid...Motrin, tylenol, (ac ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Wisdom tooth: Get it out as soon as possible. You already have 2 good molars on all 4 sides and the majority of people do not have room for the third molar or wis ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Not directly, but...: Anxiety does not directly produce tooth pain. However, people often clench and grind their teeth which in turn can cause teeth to become sore to press ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Ibuprofen: In my experience, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, Naproxen and such tend to do well for dental or bone pain. If this in stan ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maged Zaky
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Wisdom teeth: Best treatment is extraction and untill then use NSAID measn something like Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen, and you need to check with dentist as it ma ... Read More
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