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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
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 5 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
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 3 more doctor answers
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
Self treatment: Self treatment may be anywhere from ineffective to dangerous. Amoxicillin may be effective in controlling oral infections on the correct dose and for the correct period of time, physical dental treatment required for effective infection control. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for safe and effective care. ...Read more
Hi, I am having really bad tooth ache because of wisdom tooth. Can you recommend any at home remmodies? Not including OTC pills
Dentist is best....: While rinsing with salt water and taking some otc pain medication might relieve some discomfort, the important question is, "what is causing the problem and will it go away by itself in time?" the answer can only be determined by a dentist who can examine you, see x-rays of the tooth, and determine if there is room for the tooth to come in, and if you have any infection or other problem present. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have a cavity in a wisdom tooth and i believe it has absessed, how can I treat pain until i can get to dentist. Am in lots of pain and pain is growing.
Wisdom tooth pain: Rule #1: never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue and give you more pain. Rule #2: use OTC NSAIDs every 6 hours or Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. Rule #3 tooth pain will not go away on its own, so it's important not to ignore the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have swelling in right back side of mouth due to wisdom tooth.What should I do? Any home remidies?
Swollen Gum: Usually this means the gum is irritated. Gargling with warm salt water or using an water pin will rinse the area around the tooth. If you experience frequent swelling, the wisdom tooth should be removed. Go see your dentist first, but this usually requires seeing an oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ok my dentist took a panarox X-ray and told me that I have a cyst next to my lower right wisdom tooth. What can I do to treat it?
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