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Can wisdom tooth pain go away on its own?

I am a 26 year old female and I have wisdom tooth pain. Can wisdom tooth pain go away on its own?

7 Answers

It will not completely go away on its own unless the wisdom tooth is removed.
It certainly can be episodic, but usually it ends up the requiring treatment.
Yes, when the wisdom teeth are removed.

Dr Jensen
Some pain from a wisdom tooth can go away on its own in some cases. If the pain is caused by the the tooth erupting into the arch, then the pain may be related to this (your teething). If the tooth is already erupted or partially erupted there may be some irritation around the tooth. Try keeping the area clean with a toothbrush and use a hot salt water rinse to reduce the swelling. Take Advil or Tylenol to get some pain relief. If this does not work, see your dentist.
Wisdom teeth pain can be caused by a variety of reasons. See your local dentist to get a proper diagnosis to get to the source of the problem.

It is good to hear that your pain is subsiding! Yes, wisdom tooth pain does tend to come and go during times. It would be helpful if you can verify if that is where the source of your discomfort was coming from (people who grind or clench tend to have discomfort in the area of their wisdom teeth as well). If it is your wisdom teeth, you should consider getting them removed as the pain tends to come back until it stays for a while. Also, it is easier to extract wisdom teeth at a younger age (usually 28 or less) because our bone are softer (the same reason older people tend to break a hip). You are only 26, so your recovery time would be much better then if you were older (just some food for thought - pun intended).
Hope you feel better.

Best of luck to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD