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How can I prevent pain from an impacted tooth?

How can I prevent pain from an impacted tooth?

Prevention: If you have regular dental checkups with the appropriate x-rays that suggest an impacted tooth will eventually require removal, in most cases it is better to remove the tooth before you become symptomatic and before the roots are fully developed. ...Read more

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Impacted Tooth (Definition)

An impacted tooth is one that is for one of many reasons unable to erupt into the oral cavity: they may be vertical, horizontal, in bone, impacted in soft tissue (gum/gingiva), it may be due to local pathology i.e. Proximity to an extra tooth or undifferentiated mass of tooth like tissue or an "odontoma", it can be due to crowding, and usually it is a wisdom tooth that lacks ...Read more


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How can I prevent an impacted tooth from happening?

How can I prevent an impacted tooth from happening?

Orthodontics: Your genetics will control the development of an impaction. With the help of a dentist, you could try creating space for the erupting tooth and guiding its eruption with elective extractions or orthodontics to prevent some impactions like canine impactions. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain caused from an erupting wisdom tooth?

What can I do to alleviate pain caused from an erupting wisdom tooth?

Ice : Try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). Place an ice pack on cheek or try moist heat. Some people get relief chewing sugarless gum since it massages the gums. If no relief in a few days, contact a dentist to check for decay and to make sure there is enough room for it to erupt. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting an impacted tooth?

How can I prevent getting an impacted tooth?

Impacted tooth: This can not be prevented. Your teeth grow with your body. Sometimes they are impacted and sometimes they are not. You should see a dentist to help determine if your impacted teeth need to be taken out. ...Read more

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How can I relieve facial pain and swelling from an abcessed tooth?

How can I relieve facial pain and swelling from an abcessed tooth?

Dentist now: Serious health problems can result from delayed treatment of dental abscess. See your dentist or oral surgeon ASAP. Antibiotics and pain meds will be prescribed. Often root canal or extraction treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to lessen the pain caused from my wisdom tooth?

What can I do to lessen the pain caused from my wisdom tooth?

Extraction: This all depends upon why your wisdom tooth hurts. It may be due to an infection of the gum tissue around the erupting tooth. In such a situation, antibiotics are prescribed to treat the infection. If the tooth is impacted, it should be extracted. This will remove the offending tooth and relieve your pain. Consult an oral surgeon to see the proper course of action. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can manage pain from extraction of first tooth after canine?

Pain meds: Either otc pain meds or narcotics prescribed by your dentist should be able to relieve any discomfort that you may have. ...Read more

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How do I numb the pain from an impacted wisdom tooth?

How do I numb the pain from an impacted  wisdom tooth?

Pain meds: Take some pain medications. However, see your dentist for an evaluation of your wisdom tooth. It may have to be extracted. ...Read more

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How do I tell if the pain is from a wisdom tooth erupting or an infection?

How do I tell if the pain is from a wisdom tooth erupting or an infection?

Swelling: Typically pain from infected wisdom tooth will involve some level of swelling while and erupting wisdom tooth will not. ...Read more

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How can you keep the area of an impacted tooth from hurting?

Professional care: You need immediate professional help. Pain is a red flag telling you your problem is getting out of hand. See an Oral Surgeon. Until your appointment cold compresses and OTC NSAIDs (follow pkg directions exactly) may temporarily help take edge off. ...Read more

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How do I know whether pain emanating from my teeth is due to a wisdom teeth or cavities?

How do I know whether pain emanating from my teeth is due to a wisdom teeth or cavities?

See dds: See your dentist. Pain from cavities is different from wisdom teeth. However you should not self diagnose the problem. Just see a dds. ...Read more

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How can I manage pain from extraction of first tooth after canine?

Follow instructions: I'm sure the dentist that removed your 1st premolar gave you post-surgical instructions. Please follow them. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate the pain caused by a tooth extraction?

Normally NSAIDs: Nsaids are usually enough (motrin/advil). Your dentist can give you something stronger fi you need. It is very important if you are a smoker to stop at least until the socket heals. ...Read more

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How can I treat pain from pericoronitis?

How can I treat pain from pericoronitis?

Pericoronitis: Happens when the gums behind your wisdom teeth or back teeth become infected. If the pericoronitis is mild, warm salt water rinsing and oral hygiene will temporary solve the problem. If your gums, jaw, and cheek are swollen and painful you should see a dentist asap for imaging and treatment with antibiotics. Take care. ...Read more

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How to tell if my tooth soreness is from braces or pain from grinding?

Check with DDS: Check with your dentist. Pain from braces does not usually last longer than a few days. ...Read more

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Have a dry socket from tooth extraction. There is currently an ice storm and can't get to dentist. What can I do to relieve pain in the meantime?

Have a dry socket from tooth extraction. There is currently an ice storm and can't get to dentist. What can I do to relieve pain in the meantime?

NSAIDs + Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can take NSAIDs or Tylenol) to ease the discomfort. Sometimes these OTC medications aren't enough to relieve the pain. Keep a good oral hygiene and clove oil has proved to be an effective treatment for dry socket. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling from wisdom tooth extraction?

What can I do to reduce swelling from wisdom tooth extraction?

Ice/heat: In the first few hours after the extraction, it is recommended that you out ice on the cheek on the side of the extraction. After the first day, you can put mild heat. Always be careful not to hurt yourself with the ice or heat. If the swelling is painful, and doesn't seem to improve, then consult with your dentist or surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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How do I ease the pain from a dental abscess?

How do I ease the pain from a dental abscess?

See a Dentist: A dental abscess will almost never heal by itself. You need to see a dentist for examination and possibly x-rays &/or other tests to establish the exact diagnosis and get recommended treatment options explained to you. ...Read more

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How can I loosen an abscessed tooth?

How can I loosen an abscessed tooth?

DIY Dentistry: Teeth are not easily "loosened". In many instances a dentist needs to section the tooth and remove it in pieces. Don't try to be your own dentist... Give a local dentist a call and be properly taken care of. ...Read more

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