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How To Relieve Wisdom Teeth Pain
See an oral surgeon : Or the dentist. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: The first step would be to see your dentist to diagnose and confirm that your pain is related to your wisdom teeth. If your pain is related to your wisdom teeth, he or she may opt to provide treatment for you, or refer you to an oral surgeon if he or she does not remove wisdom teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few things: Rinsing mouth with warm saltwater will help ease the pain. Rinse 2-5 times a day; don’t swallow salt water. Oral numbing meds can be applied. Otc pain relievers may help ease the pain. Chewing gum will gently massage the irritated area. These measures may temporarily relieve the pain. However, an oral surgeon should examine the tooth/teeth and decide whether further treatment is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extraction: Most pain from wisdom teeth will be reduced after the teeth are removed. If there is decay on the teethand you have room for them, you may want to have them filled. However, if there is considerable infection around the teeth, you may need to be put on an antibiotic prior to extraction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Comes and goes: Wisdom teeth may hurt on and off. As an adult you are really teething. With that being said...You can try to evaluate the situation yourself...Are they just coming in? Did you eat a lot of crunchy food back there or course food like carrots? If you really can't evaluate yourself go see a dentist and see if there is room for them or if you need to get them out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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