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How to treat a half erupted wisdom tooth at home?

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 more

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How do I treat wisdom tooth? I do not want to get it removed. Is there any medication that can help?

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 more

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What can I do to treat my wisdom tooth operculum?

What can I do to treat my wisdom tooth operculum?

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 more

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My back left wisdom tooth's gum is inflamed and hurts. How do I treat this?

My back left wisdom tooth's gum is inflamed and hurts. How do I treat this?

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

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I think that my wisdom tooth is infected! what is the best way to treat this?

I think that my wisdom tooth is infected! what is the best way to treat this?

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 more

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How do I relieve wisdom tooth pain at home?

How do I relieve wisdom tooth pain at home?

See your dentist: Warm salt water rinses and meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil may help a bit but you should be evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for wisdom tooth aches?

What are some home remedies for wisdom tooth aches?

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 more

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How should I treat my partially ruptured wisdom tooth until i can get it removed?

How should I treat my partially ruptured wisdom tooth until i can get it removed?

Until removal: Keep it as clean as possible with proper brushing and flossing. If it is sore or swollen salt water rinses may help- (teaspoon salt in glass of warm water) - 3 to 4 times per day. ...Read more

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