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How can I tell the difference between cavities tooth ache or wisdom tooth pain.?? it pain esp when I eat or talk. Fr 3 dys. It was on d othr side bfre

How can I tell the difference between cavities tooth ache or wisdom tooth pain.?? it pain esp when I eat or talk. Fr 3 dys. It was on d othr side bfre

What difference: You are in pain. Pain from infected tooth or from problematic wisdom tooth is still pain, and may feel the same. You must see a qualified professional to diagnose and treat your problem. This isn't a DIY project. Call a Dentist now, before the problem worsens. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain on left side, wisdom tooth has been grown in for years. Loose flap of skin/gum near the tooth, pain up and down jaw bone?

Jaw pain: I'm not sure what your question is. Since you are in pain, especially with an ongoing problem that has not gone away for years, the logical and smart approach would be to see a dentist to evaluate the need to remove your problematic wisdom tooth and make sure you have no other dental problems that require treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause wisdom tooth pain?

What can cause wisdom tooth pain?

A few causes: Infection, pressure from eruption, tooth decay, cyst associated with wisdom tooth. See the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I control wisdom tooth pain?

How can I control wisdom tooth pain?

Meds, oral surgeon: OTC meds and saline rinses for now. Most painful wisdom teeth require extraction. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Does wisdom tooth pain usually subside?

Does wisdom tooth pain usually subside?

Wisdom teeth: Sometimes they can come and go. If the tooth is partially in-you can get infection around it with food getting under it-that hurts! If the wisdom tooth is right up next to the molar in front of it it could possibly resorb the tooth that is in your mouth and then you could lose 2 teeth-see your dentist and get an x-ray asap. ...Read more

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Is wisdom tooth pain connected with anxiety?

Is wisdom tooth pain connected with anxiety?

Of course: Any acute pain can be caused by anxiety, or anxiety can be caused by pain. Wisdom teeth are not an exception. ...Read more

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How should I ease wisdom tooth pain with just OTC meds?

Ibuprofen: In my experience, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, Naproxen and such tend to do well for dental or bone pain. If this in standard dose and using all precautions for your own individual health, conditions, allergies, GI considerations, etc doesn't help you, then get seen by your dentist or oral surgeon. Infections have to be treated and you may need other treatment or care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tooth pain after wisdom tooth removal?

Is it normal to have tooth pain after wisdom tooth removal?

It is "normal": The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure and post surgery pain in some cases, may last up to 7 - 14 days before completely subsiding. Take NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. ...Read more

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How long after stopping wisdom tooth pain meds can I drive?

How long after stopping wisdom tooth pain meds can I drive?

12 hours: On average, 12 hours waiting time should be enough, but medicines can have different effects on different people. So it ultimately depends on the medicine you are taking. If you have any impairment, don't even think about driving. Get a ride from a friend or stay home. This is a good question for a pharmacist. ...Read more

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I am having a severe wisdom tooth pain. Please suggest me pain killer for it.?

I am having a severe wisdom tooth pain. Please suggest me pain killer for it.?

Get them removed: Wisdom tooth pain is caused when there is no room for last row of teeth to settle into the mouth, and they put a squeeze on the adjacent teeth. You can take Ibuprofen 600mg 3-4x per day, but if the pain is really from the teeth it's a mechanical problem that should be corrected surgically. Get your wisdom teeth taken out. ...Read more

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Hurting with wisdom tooth pain and wondering if they should come out even if straight?

Hurting with wisdom tooth pain and wondering if they should come out even if straight?

See Oral Surgeon: May be cavities, inflammation of gums around wisdom teeth, fractures, malocclusion, etc. See a qualified oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is there an easy fix for impacted wisdom tooth pain? I have to wait till the 21st for a consultation.

See your dentist: If swollen or painful, on emergency basis to rule out infection. Consultation to determine strategy needed for their removal will not be the time to address infection. The dentist can show you ways to clean the swollen tissues and provide rx for pain control. ...Read more

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I am having bottom back tooth pain. I can't bite down or touch the tooth. It came out of no where. I am thinking wisdom tooth. Is this an emergency?

If pain see your den: If you are in pain where you can not touch tongue, then there is a cause worth investigating. Good luck ...Read more

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What pain killers are best for wisdom tooth pain?

What pain killers are best for wisdom tooth pain?

Dentist decide: Wisdom tooth pain is best addressed by having them removed. Make a dental appointment to have them evaluated as the pain may have many different sources and the dentist can recommend the best treatment and medications for pain control. Until you get in, try taking otc ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I feel wisdom tooth pain?

I feel wisdom tooth pain?

See your dentist: It could simply be food stuck behind the tooth. It could be the gum tissue getting squished between the top tooth and the bottom tooth. It could be the beginning of an infection. An evaluation by your dentist is the best way to figure out which of these is causing your problem. In the mean time warm salt water rinses may help flush out anything that is caught back there and make it feel better. ...Read more

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How can I ease wisdom tooth pain?

OTC Pain meds: ..Until you can get to your dentist to determine if that tooth needs to be extracted. ...Read more

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How long does wisdom tooth pain last?

How long does wisdom tooth pain last?

It depends: Without knowing how badly were the wisdom teeth and how extensive was the surgery, it would be hard to say for sure, for simple extractions the pain may last a few days, for more complicated impacted teeth, the pain may last a few weeks to subside, assuming you are not getting an infection. It is important to seek highly skilled oral surgeons for deep impacted wisdom teeth. ...Read more

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How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Last?

????: Do you mean after surgery?
Or just painful.
If a wisdom tooth is painful, you'll likely have intermittent pain until removed. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I deal with wisdom tooth pain?

Dentist: See a dentist as soon as you can. They can determine the source of the pain and treat it accordingly. Untill you are able to see them use some over the counter pain medications. ...Read more

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How can you deal with wisdom tooth pain?

How can you deal with wisdom tooth pain?

See an oral surgeon: 17-21 is the average age of eruption of third molars or wisdom teeth. If the question is for you (age 42), you rather see a maxillofacial surgeon to be evaluated in case there'll be complications. ...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 should I take for my wisdom tooth pain?

What should I take for my wisdom tooth pain?

See a Dentist: Nsaids - available over the counter. A dentist may prescribe something stronger. Arnica is a holistic alternative. Please see a dentist, after viewing your wisdom teeth on an x-ray they will see if the cause of your pain is impaction, decay or a gum issue. Self medicating only masks the symptoms. With a proper diagnosis you can make a good decision. Extraction, filling, gum treatment, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my wisdom tooth pain?

What can I do to relieve my wisdom tooth pain?

See a dentist: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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What can I take to alleviate wisdom tooth pain?

NSAID's: If you are having pain from a wisdom tooth you should see your dentist to evaluate if it should be removed. In the meantime, any of the nsaid's like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin may help.
If there is an infection present then you may need an antibiotic also. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do for wisdom tooth pain?

Wisdom tooth: Get it out as soon as possible. You already have 2 good molars on all 4 sides and the majority of people do not have room for the third molar or wisdom tooth. They are slowly evolving out ...Read more

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Can wisdom tooth pain go away without it being something serious?

Can wisdom tooth pain go away without it being something serious?

Yes, but: Yes, but even without pain, wisdom teeth can cause serious problems to adjacent teeth. Best bet is evaluation by wisdom tooth expert. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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I am dealing with a lot of wisdom tooth pain, what could be wrong?

Your wisdom teeth: Usually come in btwn 17 to 25 years old. Wisdom teeth are in the back of the mouth behind your molars. Sometimes a person has temporary pain as the tooth is erupting, but for others the pain remains. If you think you have pain from your wisdom teeth, recommend seeing your dentist or oral surgeon who can tell you if that is the source of the pain. Your dentist or oral surgeon can recommend tx. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between wisdom tooth pain and regular tooth pain?

How can I distinguish between wisdom tooth pain and regular tooth pain?

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read more