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How Should I Ease Wisdom Tooth Pain With Just Otc Meds
Ibuprofen short term: Ibuprofen alternated with tylenol (acetaminophen) are good for short term relief of wisdom tooth pain. However, it is not good to take pain medication long term. Please see the dentist so that he/she can assess your wisdom teeth for the proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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, dont 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
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??
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 4 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
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
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