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How long does wisdom tooth pain last?

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 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


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How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Last?

????: Do you mean after surgery?
Or just painful.
If a wisdom tooth is painful, you'll likely have intermittent pain until removed. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does wisdom tooth eruption pain last?

How long does wisdom tooth eruption pain last?

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 more

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How long should it take for sleeve to start working on wisdom tooth pain?

How long should it take for sleeve to start working on wisdom tooth pain?

Sleeve?: Do you mean Aleve (naproxen)? Pain medication temporary solution. See wisdom tooth expert for consultation. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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How long after stopping wisdom tooth pain meds can I drive?

How long after stopping wisdom tooth pain meds can I drive?

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 more

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I feel wisdom tooth pain?

I feel wisdom tooth pain?

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 more

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How can I ease wisdom tooth pain?

How can I ease wisdom tooth pain?

OTC Pain meds: ..Until you can get to your dentist to determine if that tooth needs to be extracted. ...Read more

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What can cause wisdom tooth pain?

What can cause wisdom tooth pain?

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 more

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How can I control wisdom tooth pain?

How can I control wisdom tooth pain?

Meds, oral surgeon: OTC meds and saline rinses for now. Most painful wisdom teeth require extraction. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I deal with wisdom tooth pain?

How can I deal with wisdom tooth pain?

Dentist: See a dentist as soon as you can. They can determine the source of the pain and treat it accordingly. Untill you are able to see them use some over the counter pain medications. ...Read more

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Does wisdom tooth pain usually subside?

Does wisdom tooth pain usually subside?

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 more

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How can you deal with wisdom tooth pain?

How can you deal with wisdom tooth pain?

See an oral surgeon: 17-21 is the average age of eruption of third molars or wisdom teeth. If the question is for you (age 42), you rather see a maxillofacial surgeon to be evaluated in case there'll be complications. ...Read more

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How do I relieve wisdom tooth pain at home?

How do I relieve wisdom tooth pain at home?

See your dentist: Warm salt water rinses and meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil may help a bit but you should be evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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What should I take for my wisdom tooth pain?

What should I take for my wisdom tooth pain?

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 more

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What can I do to relieve my wisdom tooth pain?

What can I do to relieve my wisdom tooth pain?

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 more

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What can I take to alleviate wisdom tooth pain?

NSAID's: 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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What do you think I should do for wisdom tooth pain?

Wisdom tooth: Get it out as soon as possible. You already have 2 good molars on all 4 sides and the majority of people do not have room for the third molar or wisdom tooth. They are slowly evolving out ...Read more

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Can wisdom tooth pain go away without it being something serious?

Can wisdom tooth pain go away without it being something serious?

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 more

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I am dealing with a lot of wisdom tooth pain, what could be wrong?

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 more

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