Dentist Questions Wisdom Teeth

How should I sleep with wisdom tooth pain?

I'm 21 years old and because of pain due to my wisdom teeth, I can't sleep. What should I do?

8 Answers

See a board certified OMFS for a consult ASAP. The pain may be from an infection, and the only answer may be for them to be removed. The infection could spread to become VERY serious if not treated.
You can take pain medications prior to sleeping to help with wisdom teeth pain. However, until you see a dentist or oral surgeon for treatment the pain will continue.
Try taking some pain medication. If you are still having pain, go see the surgeon who took the tooth out.
Rinse vigorously with warm salt water every hour or two. If the pain persists tomorrow, get to an oral surgeon who can assess and if necessary remove the tooth. You may have an infection, and it can spread into your throat or brain depending on whether it is a lower or upper wisdom tooth. Don't mess around. This could be serious.

Robert M. Hersh, DMD
You need to see a dentist ASAP. You probably have an infection and need to get the tooth extracted. We only live once. We have the choice to make today a great day.
There are several reasons that can cause wisdom tooth pain. In all these cases you will need professional assistance from a dentist. I recommend you find a dentist to help with your problem before it gets worse. There is no over the counter do it yourself treatment. Seek help soon.
You ought to see your dentist to get some medications as well as having them removed.
Not really much. Need to have them examined and pulled.