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How do I get rid of wisdom tooth pain without narcotics?

How do I get rid of wisdom tooth pain without narcotics?

Post Extraction... : Tylenol (acetaminophen) and any anti-inflammatory medication can help. Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Ice to minimize swelling can also be helpful.15 minutes on, 15 minutes off. A very gentle salt water rinse after 24 hours can be soothing and healing. ...Read more

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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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How do you get rid of wisdom tooth pain?

How do you  get rid of wisdom tooth pain?

Depends: Often the best way to get rid of wisdom tooth pain is to remove the wisdom tooth. If the tooth has enough room and is just starting to erupt (teething!) through the gum tissue, keeping the area clean and staying healthy (and time) helps. If the pain continues, see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of food caught in wisdom tooth socket?

How do I get rid of food caught in wisdom tooth socket?

Irrigate socket: Gently with a plastic curved tip syringe (monojet) available from most oral surgeons. Water pik at very gentle setting will work too. ...Read more

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I have 1 horizontally impacted wisdom tooth. Will i need to get rid of all of them or just that one?

I have 1 horizontally impacted wisdom tooth. Will i need to get rid of all of them or just that one?

Impacted toothq: This is impossible to say without an examination of your mouth and seeing the x-rays. It depends on where the wisdom are located, their angulation, how close they are to other teeth and nerves, how much bone is covering them, etc. Ask your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is killing me! how can I get rid of this pain?

My wisdom tooth is killing me! how can I get rid of this pain?

Take care of tooth: You need to take care of the source of your pain. Have the wisdom tooth removed or, if erupted, treated for cavity or infection. You may take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil or a combination of both( works well together on more intense pain) to control pain. Rinse with hot salt water for sore gums. Get to dentist or oral surgeon for proper professional care. ...Read more

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Can wisdom tooth cause tongue bumps? How to get rid of this?

Can wisdom tooth cause tongue bumps? How to get rid of this?

Possibly: If you are constantly biting your tongue with your wisdom teeth, this could possibly create a bump. You should have this bump evaluated by your dentist so that they can determine its actual cause and what treatment, if any, is recommended. ...Read more

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Smells like something died in there after wisdom tooth extraction. How to get rid of this smell?

Smells like something died in there after wisdom tooth extraction. How to get rid of this smell?

Keep clean: After the blood clot forms and is stable - usually 3-5 days, you may rinse carefully with salt water and diluted mouthwash. Also, keep the teeth and tongue clean. This will help freshen things up for you. It shall pass, hang in there. ...Read more

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I have severe ear pain on the same side as the infected wisdom tooth was taken out. Why do I have this pain & what can I do to get rid of it?

I have severe ear pain on the same side as the infected wisdom tooth was taken out. Why do I have this pain & what can I do to get rid of it?

Lower wisdom tooth: The pain may be throbbing and radiate to the ear, throat, temporomandibular joint. When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more