Wisdom teeth - Pain and Irritation


The tooth located away from the midline of the face from both the mandibular second molars of the mouth with no tooth posterior to it in permanent teeth as well as the upper and lower third molars, located at the very back of the mouth those are usually come in when a person is between age 16 to 25 is called as wisdom teeth, this are also called as the mandibular third molar.

Wisdom teeth that are healthy and properly positioned do not cause problems but there remains a great deal of controversy regarding whether or not these teeth need to be removed and generally suggested that teeth that remain completely buried or un-erupted in a normal position are unlikely to cause harm.

Symptoms for wisdom teeth

  • Pain near an infected tooth
  • Pain from a tooth coming in at an awkward angle
  • Crowding of other teeth
  • Rubbing your cheek, tongue, or top or bottom of the mouth
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • An infected swelling in the flap of gum tissue on the top of an impacted tooth
  • Jaw stiffness near an impacted tooth

Treatment for wisdom teeth

A dentists as well as oral surgeon have removed your wisdom teeth under local anaesthesia in which you are awake, but the area around the wisdom tooth is completely numb and sedative drugs can be given with a local anaesthetic to help you relax during the procedure.

A dentists as well as oral surgeon have removed your wisdom teeth under general anaesthesia in which you are asleep during the procedure and this has to be done in hospital, usually as a day case, before this treatment you will be asked not to eat or drink for about six hours.

An oral as well as maxillofacial surgeon to remove tooth, in particular if it is impacted then wisdom teeth patients are regularly referred to it before a person is 20 years old, to prevent future problems.

You can take an ice pack and use of this on the outside of your cheek, apply it for 20 minutes, then remove it for 20 minutes and this are repeat as needed.

You can take hot salty water and gently clean your mouth by using this water every two to three hours.

You can take fruits in which include a vitamin C like lemon, in which slices of lemon are placed on the affected area because it reduces the pain.

Prevention for wisdom teeth pain

  • Your tongue as well as fingers area rubbing is avoided.
  • Smooth lie is avoided.
  • Rinse your mouth is avoided on the day you had your surgery.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Do not drink coffee, tea.
  • Smoking is avoided.
  • Spicy foods are avoided.
  • Disturb the wound is avoided.
  • Avoided drink suck through a straw.

Tips for wisdom teeth

You can eat soft foods.

You can use anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin as well as ibuprofen.

You can use pain medications like tylenol as well as motrin or advil.

You can take mouthwash.

You can take a 5% of hydrogen peroxide solution and clean your mouth by using this solution if pain is on higher end.


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