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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 more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
My fiance is having sever tooth pain (wisdom tooth) - what do you suggest we put on it? Please help
Meds. Oral surgeon:
OTC meds until you can see an oral surgeon. If she has had antibiotics previously prescribed, take those
See oral surgeon ASAP. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more
My wisdom tooth pain is really bad! I'm a student and will be resuming uni lectures soon so I want to ease the pain ASAP! What can I do??
Oral Surgeon: See the Oral Surgeon for diagnosis and treatment -- likely extraction. Get it done now. It will only get worse and take more of your time to treat and recover. Good Luck. ...Read more
Dentist decide: Wisdom tooth pain is best addressed by having them removed. Make a dental appointment to have them evaluated as the pain may have many different sources and the dentist can recommend the best treatment and medications for pain control. Until you get in, try taking otc ibuprofen. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: In my experience, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, Naproxen and such tend to do well for dental or bone pain. If this in standard dose and using all precautions for your own individual health, conditions, allergies, GI considerations, etc doesn't help you, then get seen by your dentist or oral surgeon. Infections have to be treated and you may need other treatment or care. ...Read more
Get them removed: Wisdom tooth pain is caused when there is no room for last row of teeth to settle into the mouth, and they put a squeeze on the adjacent teeth. You can take Ibuprofen 600mg 3-4x per day, but if the pain is really from the teeth it's a mechanical problem that should be corrected surgically. Get your wisdom teeth taken out. ...Read more
Is there an easy fix for impacted wisdom tooth pain? I have to wait till the 21st for a consultation.
See your dentist: If swollen or painful, on emergency basis to rule out infection. Consultation to determine strategy needed for their removal will not be the time to address infection. The dentist can show you ways to clean the swollen tissues and provide rx for pain control. ...Read more
I am having bottom back tooth pain. I can't bite down or touch the tooth. It came out of no where. I am thinking wisdom tooth. Is this an emergency?
If pain see your den: If you are in pain where you can not touch tongue, then there is a cause worth investigating. Good luck ...Read more
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