What are pain options for wisdom teeth?

Extraction. Typically, if you are having pain associated with wisdom teeth, the cause is inflammation of some sort, whether it be decay or periodontal disease or another reason. Since these teeth are so hard to clean and maintain, they are typically removed when symptomatic.
Several. Pain Options for wisdom teeth may include no pain, mild pain, moderate pain, and severe pain or anything in between. Options for pain management can vary from what problem (s) the wisdom teeth are causing. Pain meds can range from an OTC med to a prescription pain med. If the pain is a recurring problem, removal of the wisdom teeth may be the best option. Your dentist can properly advise you.
Wisdom teeth pain. If the wisdom teeth are in the mouth, then options to address pain include restorative work, nerve treatment, and extraction. If your question is how to address the pain following wisdom tooth surgery, then depending on your type of surgery and your doctor there are a variety of options. A typical option would be a low grade steroid for three days conjunctly with a narcotic such as hydrocodone.
Pain Med &Extraction. Pain medication and extraction... Any anti-inflammatory medication can help. Aleve, (naproxen) motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Ice to minimize swelling can also be helpful... Another option you may consider is sleep dentistry. Our team uses anti-anxiety pre-medication, which can remove fear of the surgery. Ask your dentist, possibly request a sleep dentist.

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Painkillers and other options for wisdom teeth removal?

Prescription. Most providers that I have dealt with with provide plenty of meds via prescription. Likely meds are hydrocodone or oxycodone and maybe the addition of 800mg ibuprophen.
Motrin + Tylenol (acetaminophen) If you want an over the counter regimen, I like 3 x Motrin 200mg (600mg total) every 8 hours combined with extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg). Studies have shown the combination is much stronger than taking the medication individually. However please inform your dentist as there may be other drug interactions. Additionally I like to ice the areas immediately after surgery to lessen the swelling.
Options... Any anti-inflammatory medication can help. Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Ice to minimize swelling can also be helpful... Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used as well to help with the pain management. Your doctor will most likely prescribe something stronger such as loritab if you do not have any allergy to codeine.

What to do if I need to get my wisdom teeth removed soon. What are my options?

Options? If you need to have them removed, then there really are no options other than removal. If you are asking how they might be extracted, then the answer is either with local anesthetic or under general anesthesia. Speak to your oral surgeon since we cannot tell how difficult your extractions are.
Now or Later. If your wisdom teeth are indicated for removal, early removal before the roots are fully developed is the optimal time. At 35, your wisdom teeth are fully developed. Your anesthetic options can be discussed with your dentist or surgeon who will be performing your surgery.

My daughter has to get her wisdom teeth out but she is severely afraid of needles. What options are there for her?

IV Sedation or OR. If your daughter is terrified of needles, she has the following options: 1) An oral anti-anxiety pill and than local (needle) remembering the pill will really chill her out, 2) IV Sedation or twilight sleep which will be used first and than local (needle) to insure profound pain relief and 3) final option would be General Anesthesia in an OR setting. Using insurance to help pay, may limit choice!
IV or General Anesth. In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay or gums. For anxious, dental phobic patients the procedure, generally performed under intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. See your oral surgeon for more information.

My daughter has to get her wisdom teeth out. She is afraid of needles doesn't want to be sedated. I think it'd be easier what other options are there?

Obstacles. She could be premedicated with meds that then would make her more accepting of injections. She could have nitrous oxide. She could have general anesthesia, but an IV will be involved. She needs a consult to discuss her concerns with her surgeon.
Safe Sedation. If she is afraid of needles, she will absolutely be traumatized by the removal process. She will also need multiple injections of anesthetic in all 4 quadrants of her mouth. Oral and IV sedation would be her best option. It has a phenomenal margin of safety & turns an otherwise unpleasant, negatively impacting experience into a smooth comfortable positive experience. Http://youtu. Be/8tg040oyxpq.
Talk to Oral Surgeon. Oral surgeons face this problem every day. Schedule an appointment with an oral surgeon to discuss options, there are many available. Then your daughter can make a decision based on knowledge rather than fear of the unknown.

27 Yr old. Back upper molar pulled. No wisdom teeth so no tooth behind it. Cant afford impant. Depressed. Options? Chances of shifting/facial changes?

Not many options. Without abutments, you cannot secure a fixed prosthetic. And you're not going to wear a removable prosthetic for one missing posterior tooth. Your lower teeth might shift into the space over time. See if you can finance your care thru a healthcare finance company.
Shifting. Lower molar may over erupt causing alterations in the way your jaws come together. Talk to your Dentist about a payment plan. You can't afford not to do this. Not if, when, teeth shift it's more expensive to treat. Figure it this way, if you can afford expensive hardware and Internet access, you can afford health care.

What are wisdom teeth for?

No function. Wisdom teeth serve no specific function and you can live without them.
Wisdom teeth. Human being has a total 32 teeth. There are 3 sets of molars: 1. 1st molars = 6-year old molars, grow in around age 6 2. 2nd molars = 12-year old molars, grow in around age 12 3. 3rd molars = wisdom teeth, grown in around age 18 (hence the name wisdom teeth) there is generally not much room for these teeth therefore some dentist recommend their removal.
Function. They are part of our normal anatomy and if you have room for them and they have good gingivae (gum) around them they are part of your natural 32 tooth dentition. Most people don't have room and they should be removed at a young age (late teens to early 20's). Many people who think they have room actually don't and develop periodontal problems as the age. See an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.
Compensation. Stone Age man had a very course diet, wore their teeth down, and needed replacements, ergo the wisdom teeth. Modern man, with his refined diet, doesn't have anywhere near as much enamel wear, and our jaws are getting smaller over time, so room for wisdom teeth is problematic.
Same. Same as the other teeth. Problem is, often not enough room. For examination and discussion of your particular situation, see an oral surgeon.
Wisdom teeth. Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays.

When to take out wisdom teeth?

Every mouth differs. Not every wisdom tooth needs to come out. Some come into your mouth is a good position that allows you to keep it clean and use it. Others come in at bad angles, or in positions that don't allow it to be kept clean. If they do need to be removed, it is better to have them out while you are still young. The older we get the harder our bone gets, so the extractions can be harder to do.
If needed. If you are told your wisdom teeth should come out, the younger you are, the better. The roots are forming and still fused in many cases, making them easier to come right out, even surgically. They separate and flare as they form. Have them done on a friday (or before a couple days off school or work) and you'll be fine by monday. An oral surgeon can assess timing with a panorex x-ray.
While developing. The old saying if your wisdom teeth are not bothering you, don't let anyone bother them may not be the best advice. If the wisdom teeth are indicated for removal, the optimal time is to have them removed before the roots are fully developed. Physical development of the tooth is sometimes more important than the chronological age of a patient.
3rd molars Best time. Wisdom teeth, 3rd molars start to come in in the late teens to early 20's. Most do not erupt correctly usually due to a lack of space for them. They cause problems later in life. When removed in young patients, they heal faster. Best time to remove is when they have barely broken the gum tissue over them. If they erupt enough for the tooth to be chewed into, the ligament toughens it is harder to do.
If needed, teens. Based on your age, I assume you are a parent. If indicated to come out, mid-teen years are best. I would recommend a consultation with a board certified oral surgeon. He can take xrays, discuss pros and cons.
Wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays.