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How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Last
It depends: Without knowing how badly were the wisdom teeth and how extensive was the surgery, it would be hard to say for sure, for simple extractions the pain may last a few days, for more complicated impacted teeth, the pain may last a few weeks to subside, assuming you are not getting an infection. It is important to seek highly skilled oral surgeons for deep impacted wisdom teeth. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Painful wisdom: If your wisdom tooth is impacted and is painful from that you should see a dentist. Most dentists will recommend removal of the wisdom teeth especially if painful. Eruption time of the wisdom tooth is different for each person and different for each one as well and the length of time of pain associated with it is hence different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12 hours: On average, 12 hours waiting time should be enough, but medicines can have different effects on different people. So it ultimately depends on the medicine you are taking. If you have any impairment, don't even think about driving. Get a ride from a friend or stay home. This is a good question for a pharmacist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your dentist: It could simply be food stuck behind the tooth. It could be the gum tissue getting squished between the top tooth and the bottom tooth. It could be the beginning of an infection. An evaluation by your dentist is the best way to figure out which of these is causing your problem. In the mean time warm salt water rinses may help flush out anything that is caught back there and make it feel better. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A few causes: Infection, pressure from eruption, tooth decay, cyst associated with wisdom tooth. See the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wisdom teeth: Sometimes they can come and go. If the tooth is partially in-you can get infection around it with food getting under it-that hurts! If the wisdom tooth is right up next to the molar in front of it it could possibly resorb the tooth that is in your mouth and then you could lose 2 teeth-see your dentist and get an x-ray asap. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a Dentist: Nsaids - available over the counter. A dentist may prescribe something stronger. Arnica is a holistic alternative. Please see a dentist, after viewing your wisdom teeth on an x-ray they will see if the cause of your pain is impaction, decay or a gum issue. Self medicating only masks the symptoms. With a proper diagnosis you can make a good decision. Extraction, filling, gum treatment, etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a dentist: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. If you are experiencing pain, swollen 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you are having pain from a wisdom tooth you should see your dentist to evaluate if it should be removed. In the meantime, any of the nsaid's like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin may help.
If there is an infection present then you may need an antibiotic also. ...Read more
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Yes, but: Yes, but even without pain, wisdom teeth can cause serious problems to adjacent teeth. Best bet is evaluation by wisdom tooth expert. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Your wisdom teeth: Usually come in btwn 17 to 25 years old. Wisdom teeth are in the back of the mouth behind your molars. Sometimes a person has temporary pain as the tooth is erupting, but for others the pain remains. If you think you have pain from your wisdom teeth, recommend seeing your dentist or oral surgeon who can tell you if that is the source of the pain. Your dentist or oral surgeon can recommend tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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