wisdom tooth

  • being_human

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    Apr 25, 2014 12:21 PM GMT
    just wondering, do you take to any specific home treatment when you re on the wisdom teeth pain marathon? the salt and water doesnt do much.
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    Apr 25, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    Ice on, ice off at 20 minute intervals, lots of rest, with warm saltwater gargle 3 times a day. There's a special sling to go around the head and hold the icepack against the cheeks.

    Also get some gauze to bite down on, to soak up the excess blood. You have to change this often.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 25, 2014 6:34 PM GMT
    This^^^^ is all great and exactly right. Your doc should have given you some strong pain meds but really, this is what you need. And rest a lot. It will go away in about two days. Or the really bad part will. Watch out for what is called "Dry Socket" and see your dentist immediately if it goes there.
  • cityguy39

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    Apr 25, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
    Get them pulled, that will alleviate all your pain, I had all 4 pulled at the same time, I was knocked out for it.
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    Apr 25, 2014 8:53 PM GMT
    The only permanent solution would be to remove your wisdom tooth/teeth. For temporary pain relieve, try over-the-counter analgesics (i.e. Tylenol, Advil, etc) or have a dentist prescribe narcotics.

    Alternating b/w Tylenol & Advil (but following the recommended dosing) has been shown to be very effective.
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    Apr 25, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    I had minimal pain after I had mine pulled. If you have excessive swelling (I have no idea what is excessive but a doctor would) it could be an infection from the extraction, which can be dangerous.
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    Apr 25, 2014 11:29 PM GMT
    Some pain meds, ice, rest, and unfortunately just wait out the pain.
  • being_human

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    Apr 26, 2014 3:39 AM GMT
    cityguy39 saidGet them pulled, that will alleviate all your pain, I had all 4 pulled at the same time, I was knocked out for it.

    that seems like a drastic step.
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    Apr 26, 2014 4:00 AM GMT
    It's not drastic if the alternative is to have the incoming teeth knock the other teeth out of alignment. If you have the surgery make sure you get a syringe for cleaning gunk out in the "hole" until it seals up, otherwise food gets trapped in it. Not good if that happens.
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    Apr 27, 2014 2:51 AM GMT
    being_human said
    cityguy39 saidGet them pulled, that will alleviate all your pain, I had all 4 pulled at the same time, I was knocked out for it.

    that seems like a drastic step.

    If you still have your wisdom teeth you really need to talk to your dentist about this and not ask people on forums for medical advice.
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    Apr 27, 2014 2:56 AM GMT
    being_human said
    cityguy39 saidGet them pulled, that will alleviate all your pain, I had all 4 pulled at the same time, I was knocked out for it.

    that seems like a drastic step.

    I see that you're in India. Here in the US we get our wisdom teeth pulled at the first hint of any problems. Yes, it's drastic but not doing it invariably leads to more problems.
  • LJay

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    Apr 27, 2014 2:58 AM GMT
    If you still have wisdom teeth and they are causing you pain, get yourself to the dentist. Do the Tylenol Advil rotation thing and ice until you can get to the dentist. If you do not have a regular dentist then ask you doctor for a recommendation. Do it ASAP. You do not want to be dealing with a serious infection.
  • being_human

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    Apr 27, 2014 3:56 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    being_human said
    cityguy39 saidGet them pulled, that will alleviate all your pain, I had all 4 pulled at the same time, I was knocked out for it.

    that seems like a drastic step.

    I see that you're in India. Here in the US we get our wisdom teeth pulled at the first hint of any problems. Yes, it's drastic but not doing it invariably leads to more problems.

    right. here.. you dont hear much of getting rid of the wisdom tooth. we just let it grow, against the pain.
    just curious, from what you're telling me, everyone has thier wisdom tooth plucked? man!!
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    Apr 27, 2014 5:41 AM GMT
    Yes, here in the US people who still have their wisdom teeth are rather rare.
  • being_human

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    Apr 27, 2014 7:12 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidYes, here in the US people who still have their wisdom teeth are rather rare.

    hmm. so much for "wisdom" tooth then.
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    Apr 27, 2014 7:22 AM GMT
    a syringe with an angled tip will help get the saline into the pockets left by the removal of the wisdom teeth. i sleep is the best, it takes up a lot of time.
  • 7913p

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    Apr 28, 2014 3:39 PM GMT
    I never got my Wisdom teeth. So go to the dentist. See what he says. Wisdom teeth can become impacted. They will more then likely have to be pulled. My mother worked for a Dentist office.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 28, 2014 3:48 PM GMT
    being_human said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidYes, here in the US people who still have their wisdom teeth are rather rare.

    hmm. so much for "wisdom" tooth then.

    Maybe that explains Republicans....
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    Apr 29, 2014 4:26 AM GMT
    LJay saidIf you still have wisdom teeth and they are causing you pain, get yourself to the dentist. Do the Tylenol Advil rotation thing and ice until you can get to the dentist. If you do not have a regular dentist then ask you doctor for a recommendation. Do it ASAP. You do not want to be dealing with a serious infection.


    Finally, after reading several posts, you're the first one to actually say go to a dentist and very smart of you to say so. While there are several therapies for the pain, the OP needs to seek professional help to find out what's causing the pain!
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    Apr 29, 2014 7:36 AM GMT
    Yeah, get those teeth plucked our. Our modern day human mouths are not big enough to accommodate wisdom teeth. Plus, one you get them out, they'll likely prescribe you either Percocet (frequently), Vicodin (sometimes), or codeine (rarely). And that stuff is amaaaaaaazing. Hehehe. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 29, 2014 9:04 AM GMT
    Why are you guys so full of advice?!
    The complications with wisdom teeth can be severe and lifelong or even fatal!

    The advice I give each patient is specific to their situation. There are several causes of wisdom tooth pain. Some require simple painkillers, others require antibiotics and others require the removal of the wisdom teeth if the conditions and complications warrant doing so.

    In light of this:
    1. DO NOT LISTEN TO THE ADVICE OF OTHERS!
    2. Go to a dentist for professional advice
    3. Get a full mouth Xray (OPG)
    4. Ask about the likelihood of complications, specifically nerve complications in your specific situation
    5. have your wisdom teeth removed by a surgeon if that is what is warranted in your situation.
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    Apr 29, 2014 10:50 AM GMT


    Think of getting it plugged. icon_evil.gif

    * had it patched-up last year cause it was somewhat rotting icon_confused.gif now it is causing some funny weirdness feel there.icon_neutral.gif
  • DanOmatic

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    Apr 29, 2014 11:35 AM GMT
    Luckily, I still have my wisdom teeth, and they do not cause any problems at all.

    Best advice is to see a dentist. It is largely true here in the US that dentists want to remove them, regardless of whether or not they're causing problems (US doctors are famous for jumping immediately to drastic measures--tonsillectomies were once considered a childhood rite of passage, for instance). Many dentists are moving away from pulling them unless they're causing issues.

    If you're having that kind of pain, it's something that needs medical attention.
  • being_human

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    Apr 29, 2014 12:07 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    being_human said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidYes, here in the US people who still have their wisdom teeth are rather rare.

    hmm. so much for "wisdom" tooth then.

    Maybe that explains Republicans....


    haha . although I could care less about American politics.
  • being_human

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    Apr 29, 2014 12:09 PM GMT
    Har19 said

    Think of getting it plugged. icon_evil.gif

    * had it patched-up last year cause it was somewhat rotting icon_confused.gif now it is causing some funny weirdness feel there.icon_neutral.gif


    right? problems never seem to end. on second thought.. we'd all be bored if werent caught up with one problem or the other.