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A 45-year-old member asked:

is there anything i can take to reduce pain after removal of wisdom teeth?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Wisdom teeth: What is prescribed or recommended by the oral surgeon.
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See the dentist
Jan 26, 2013
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Strong pain meds: Stronger pain medications like vicodin should be beneficial. Contact your doctor for advice on this issues.

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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.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can you do for pain when your wisdom teeth are coming in?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
See your dentist: Pain from wisdom teeth may mean that they are coming in on a slanted angle and putting pressure on the area/other teeth. Or there may simply not be enough space for all of your teeth. See your dentist.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can pain from my wisdom teeth differ from other kinds of pain?

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Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Can come and go: Widsom teeth pain is pretty easy for a dentist to diagnose. Sometimes a wisdom tooth can be infected just like any other tooth and the pain is the same. But the "eruption" pain of a wisdom tooth feels more like pressure in the area of the wisdom tooth or exerted on the teeth in front of the wisdom tooth.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What should I do to help ease the pain when wisdom teeth are coming out?

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Dr. Gary Herskovits
Dentistry 40 years experience
Rinse: Warm salt water, keep area clean, see your dentist or oral surgeon.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What will soothe the pain for wisdom teeth?

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
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 temporary. The best thing to do is see the dentist and see if there is enough room for your teeth to come in. In the meantime....Avoid course foods like carrots, chips or anything that will irritate the gums where the teeth are coming in.
Dr. Scott Frank
Dr. Scott Frank commented
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 34 years experience
You may use OTC medications such as acetomenophin (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) to minimize discomfort. Avoid bourbon.
Dec 9, 2012

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