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A 37-year-old member asked:

The oral surgeon won't see me until next week and i'm really in pain with my wisdom teeth. what can i do?

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Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 39 years experience
OTC pain med, diet: An over the counter pain medicine - ibuprofen or ketoprofen is best if you can take them; extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) is less effective. Soft diet, sleeping with head elevated (extra pillows or recliner) may help. Warm salt water rinse can help depending upon the exact problem.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Emergency dentist: A wisdom tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Emergency help available 24/7 through 1-800-DENTIST. Call 1-800 dentist for an appointment no

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Oral surgeon advised I keep wisdom teeth. Why?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Wisdom teeth: The wisdom teeth that are free from disease and symptoms should not be operated on as there is no reliable research to suggest that this practice benefits patients.

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