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How To Relieve Wisdom Teething Pain
Get them out: You can try to hide the problem with pain meds but it will come back. Get to your dentist for consult and then treatment. You can take meds, use ice packs and i would rec you keep the areas as clean as you can with brushing and also warm salt water rinses. This may help to keep you comfortable until treatment is done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try an Ice Pack: Often the post-operative pain is due to swelling. The use of cold will often reduce swelling and in turn reduce the discomfort. If the teeth were not impacted (below the gumline), and were "straight-forward" and quick removals, then the use of ice packs may be sufficient. Note: do not damage your skin with a frost-bite. Place a cloth between your skin and the ice pack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which types of pain meds (OTC or Rx) are most commonly used after removal of wisdom teeth & for how long? What is typical dosage used for pain relief?
Depends: This surgery can be very painful or a piece of cake- there is no standard for pain control. Sometimes you can look at your face and see how painful it might have been, but in any case your surgeon will have a good idea what meds you need. Narcotics and non steroidal drugs are frequently prescribed. After a week or so you should be off meds but you won't be pain free. ...Read more
Antiinflammatory med: After tooth extraction- there is inflammation. So an anti-inflammatory medication is very important. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are both available without prescription and have prescription strengths as well. Acetaminophen is a good pain reliever but not anti-inflammatory. So taking both can help- or a prescription strenght pain reliever is often needed - usually a narcotic analgesic for a short time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental care..: Take painkillers as prescribed by your dentist. While your mouth is numb, be careful not to bite the inside of your cheek. You can use an ice pack on the outside of your cheek for the first 24 hours. For the next 2-3 days after, you can use a washcloth soaked in warm water. Eat soft foods such as gelatin, etc. After the first day, you can rinse with warm salt water to reduce pain and swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wisdom Teeth: I'm not aware of any direct relationship between wisdom teeth and dizziness, but there's definitely been shown a connection between headaches and wisdom teeth. The solution to your headaches is to have your wisdom teeth removed. This is a very safe and common procedure. You should see an oral surgeon for an evaluation to see what's best for you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: This is often a sign of an infection called pericoronitis. This usually results because the wisdom teeth can't erupt all the way. Other causes may be dental decay or periodontal disease. You should see your dentist to figure out exactly what is going on, but it probably means you need your wisdom tooth or teeth removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled out but until I can in suffering from migraines and teeth aches what can I do to relief this pain?
Dentist may: provide you with a payment plan so you can pay a little at a time. Please ask him/her about this so you can get the work you need done now rather than waiting. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My 14 year old daughter is getting her wisdom teeth + wont go to the dentist. There is no way i can persuade her, is there a pain relief, not bonjella?
Bottom wisdom teeth removed. The doctor didn't give me a prescription for pain relief medicine. Can you guys recommend what I should get?
OTC meds: If surgeon feels that trauma from surgery is minimal, it is preferable to recommend NSAID medications for pain control, like Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) for inflammatory pain control. 800mg of Ibuprofen >> Codeine for dental pain. If allergic to aspirin, nsaids, or taking blood thinners, you can opt for Acetaminophen (paracetamol). If you have pain following surgery, you should contact your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have chronic jaw pain for about 10 years now. Feels weak, throbbing, and tight. wisdom teeth are out. what can be the cause? I massage it w/o relief
TMJ Issues: You may be experiencing issues with your TMJ, which can be caused by grinding, clenching, and excessive chewing (gum), to name a few. If you have not visited a dentist in ten years, you are way overdue for an evaluation. See if an occlusal guard may be right for you, and stop suffering. There are treatments available for this condition. Call for an appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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