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How To Treat A Half Erupted Wisdom Tooth At Home
Keep it clean: The best solution is to get it removed. Until you can do that i suggest keeping it really clean. Use a syringe with water or salt water to clean up under any gum tissue, this should keep inflammation down to a minimum until you can get the tooth removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just started getting severe pain in my lower left molar that goes away with advil. I think it is my wisdom tooth. Is that dangerous/fatal/treatable?
Yes/rarely/yes: It does sound like an infection where the imflamation is causing the pain. The danger with these is when the infection spreads to the surrounding tissues and creates an abcess. These can be very bad infections and certainly the tooth should be looked at. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I treat wisdom tooth? I do not want to get it removed. Is there any medication that can help?
It depends: If the tooth needs to be removed for any number of reasons, extensive decay, cyst, damage to adjacent tooth, insufficient room to erupt, etc, then only removing the tooth will resolve the problem. If it's just a temporary issue, antibiotics, pain medication, rinses, plus some other techniques may help. Discuss with your own dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist: You should see a dentist to confirm that your wisdom tooth is the source of your infection. If it is, he or she may choose to provide treatment for you, or refer you to an oral surgeon for treatment. An infection caused by a wisdom tooth is not something you want to delay treatment for as it can lead to more significant problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Operculum: That depends upon size, opposing teeth, position of wisdom tooth, oral hygiene and your preference. Sometimes it improves with salt water rinses and good oral hygiene. Some patient live with small ones, knowing there is a risk of flare-up. Other choices are to have it surgically removed or have the (wisdom tooth?) removed. Your general dentist or oral surgeon should be able to give you guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to treat?: See a dentist to determine why it's inflamed and hurts. The cause will determine the treatment. We can only guess and there are lots of possibilities. ...Read more
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
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