Dentist Questions Wisdom Teeth

How do you stop your wisdom teeth from hurting?

I'm 25 years old and my wisdom teeth have been hurting me already for 2 weeks. What can I do to stop the pain?

7 Answers

See a dentist.
You are still going through the healing process and may need to wait a little longer. You can continue to take pain medications as needed for the pain.
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To stop wisdom teeth from hurting, the best option is to see an oral surgeon or dentist who performs oral surgical procedures and have them removed. Most wisdom tooth pain comes from either a lack of room or gum infections around them (pericoronitis).  
Hope this helps.

Steven Chamish, DDS
Take them out! That certainly is an option. Another short term treatment is ibuprofen and salt water rinses. It really depends on their location, if they are impacted or just pushing on the gum. A visit to your dentist would be the best place to start.

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Dr David Wiseman
There are several reasons/sources to the pain wisdom teeth generate. The best and safest way to stop the pain is to visit a dentist to find the source first. Many factors such as cavities or broken teeth, impacted/angulated growing wisdom teeth, nerve damage, etc could be the cause. You may be referred to a specialist depending on the source of pain.
Unfortunately there is not much you can do that will take care of it permanently except have them removed. Sometime ibuprofen or tylenol can help with shortterm pain, but you should try to get in to see an oral surgeon as soon as you can.

Hope this helps,

Jossi Stokes, DDS
Frequently, there is not enough room for wisdom teeth. See a dentist or oral surgeon to get an X-ray and evaluate the space. They may need to be removed. Until then, warm salt rinses are a slight help.