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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you relieve wisdom teeth pain?

6 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Alper
Dentistry 21 years experience
Have them removed.: It really depends on why there is pain, but the best way to relieve wisdom tooth pain permanently is to have them removed. You should see your dentist, because there could be an infection around the wisdom teeth that could be causing the pain.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: It depends on the cause of the tooth pain. The tooth can be fractured, infected or have a cavity. Please see your dentist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Few things: Rinsing mouth with warm saltwater will help ease the pain. Rinse 2-5 times a day; don’t swallow salt water. Oral numbing meds can be applied. Otc pain relievers may help ease the pain. Chewing gum will gently massage the irritated area. These measures may temporarily relieve the pain. However, an oral surgeon should examine the tooth/teeth and decide whether further treatment is necessary.
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
Dentistry 11 years experience
Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen): Its important to identify the actual cause of the pain. Generally, Ibuprofen is an excellent over the counter pain killer for tooth pain, usually better than tylenol (acetaminophen). If you have a swelling of any kind you should seek professional attention as you may have an abscess which could be serious. Only take these drugs if it's safe for you. Warm salt water rinse will also help. Wish you all the best.
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Get checked: The pain can be your gums or decay in the tooth. You really need to have it looked at. Putting some extra effort into cleaning it is not going to hurt anything and may help.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Meds. Oral surgeon: OTC meds until you can see the wisdom tooth expert. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can wisdom teeth pain be reduced?

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Dr. Michael Montgomery
Dentistry 41 years experience
Be prepared and meds: Pain and swelling are expected. Excessive swelling can cause more pain so controlling swelling is important. Be sure to use ice for the 1st 12 hours after surgery and anti-inflammatory medications for the 1st 24-48 hours to control swelling and reduce discomfort..
A 34-year-old member asked:

I'm having wisdom teeth pain, what do I do?

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Comes and goes: Wisdom teeth may hurt on and off. As an adult you are really teething. With that being said...You can try to evaluate the situation yourself...Are they just coming in? Did you eat a lot of crunchy food back there or course food like carrots? If you really can't evaluate yourself go see a dentist and see if there is room for them or if you need to get them out.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I alleviate wisdom teeth pain?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
OTC Pain meds: The pain meds will hold you over until you can get to your dentist to be evaluated for treatment. They may have to be extracted.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How long should I have wisdom teeth pain for?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Depends on the problem. If it's erupting, the pain may persist for a week or two usually until full eruption takes places. If it's pushing adjacent teeth, you may end up having to have it removed to stop the pain. If it has some decay (caries), it may need to be fixed or removed to make pain go away. If in doubt, you will need to see dentist. Do ibuprofen, salt gargles and local heat to begin.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are pain options for wisdom teeth?

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Dr. Justin Frandsen
Dentistry 9 years experience
Wisdom teeth pain: If the wisdom teeth are in the mouth, then options to address pain include restorative work, nerve treatment, and extraction. If your question is how to address the pain following wisdom tooth surgery, then depending on your type of surgery and your doctor there are a variety of options. A typical option would be a low grade steroid for three days conjunctly with a narcotic such as hydrocodone.

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