How To Deal With Wisdom Tooth Pain?

The pain that accompanies the emergence of a wisdom tooth can be excruciating. Are you struggling to deal with wisdom tooth pain? Read on to know more about the causes and ways to efficiently take care of your third molars.

Wisdom teeth are the most posterior and the last to appear in the four quadrants of the mouth. They usually appear between the age of 17 to 25 and their arrival is usually accompanied by pain and discomfort. In quite a number of cases, there isn’t enough space for the emerging wisdom tooth and it pushes against or gets stuck against another tooth. It grows at an angle under the gums. This is an impacted wisdom tooth and causes severe pain and irritation. The shape and placement of the wisdom tooth and the fact that they have partially erupted makes it very difficult to keep them clean and free from bacteria. This might lead to decay, a cavity in the adjoining tooth, weaker gums around the wisdom tooth and pain.

Moreover, if left ignored the problem can aggravate an impact on overall dental health. The best course of action is to visit a dentist and follow the suggested line of treatment. However, before you are able to get an appointment, there are a few simple ways to relieve the pain at home.

  • Ice pack: Applying an ice pack over the swelling can help to reduce the pain and inflammation. You can either use an ice-pack purchased from the local chemist or wrap frozen vegetables or ice in a towel and apply for around 20 minutes. Applying at frequent intervals will help to reduce the swelling and numb the pain.
  • Salt-water rinse: Another easy way to deal with wisdom tooth pain is by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. Salt water not only helps to kill bacteria but also reduces inflammation. If the pain is not very severe, you can rinse your mouth 1-2 times in a day. However, in case you are struggling with a bad pain, you can rinse your mouth every 2-3 hours.
  • Pain relievers: Over-the-counter pain relievers can provide temporary relief from pain. You can go for ibuprofen, aspirin or Bonjela teething gel.
  • Clove oil: This is an ancient and extremely effective remedy to ease tooth pain. You can either place a clove on your wisdom tooth or use a few drops of clove oil. Gently massaging the area with clove oil provides immediate relief from wisdom tooth pain.

The above-mentioned solutions are meant only for short-term relief. If you are looking for a permanent solution, visit a dentist to understand how badly your wisdom tooth is impacted. Your dentist will also be able to determine the intensity of the problem and will suggest the treatment accordingly.

If you are looking for a reliable dental service in Brunswick, visit Lygon Family Dental. We offer a comprehensive range of dental solutions for your entire dental care needs. With our latest dental technology and quality service, we have been able to offer effective and comfortable treatment solutions to our patients. Our experienced and professional team takes utmost care to provide efficient treatment for all your dental issues. To know more about our services, you can email us at You can also call us on (03) 9939 0323.

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