Usually wisdom teeth start to grow between the ages of 17 and 24. Oftentimes the growth of these extra teeth go unnoticed. However, sometimes the teeth will grow and will scrape the flesh on the side of your mouth.
Another problem is that pain is caused by the way some wisdom teeth grow. Sometimes they do not fit exactly into position in the four corners of your mouth. The pain you feel is usually a result of a pinched nerve or infection.
One of the most extreme actions used to get rid of wisdom teeth pain is to pull the teeth out. However, you can use other ways to reduce or eliminate the discomfort.
Ways to get rid of wisdom teeth pain include as seen below:
- Suck the area of the tooth dry. You can do this using a drinking straw positioned on the area that hurts the most. Then, position it in a way that you can use your tongue to hold it and suck air through the straw. This will help dry the area out enough so that the nerve pain is reduced.
- Use a prescription or non-prescription pain reliever. You can talk to your doctor a about different non-steroidal and/or anti-inflammatory medications that will help kill the pain. You could also just try aspirin or ibuprofen or other safe pain reliever found over the counter
- Sooth the pain with cold water. This especially helps for reducing the pain of aching molars as well as mild tooth abscesses and impacted wisdom teeth. Plain cold water works the best in this situation.
However, try not to use ice cold water because doing so can make the pain worse. Just swish the water around in your mouth and then spit it out.
- Alternative: Use a warm water rinse. Any sugarless hot drink, especially plain water, can help immensely. This is an alternative in the event you are too sensitive to cold water.
Just hold the hot water or other hot liquid (i.e. Coffee or tea, preferably decaffeinated) in your mouth and swish it around for about five seconds. Then, spit the liquid out and repeat the process as many times as needed. The pain should eventually subside.
- Brush your teeth regularly. This will help reduce pain as it helps remove any food that was stuck in any tiny open spaces. This will help reduce chance of infection and any discomfort you feel will diminish the pain. The toothpaste you use as well as the cleaning process is what can help numb the pain.
- Gargle with warm salt water several times a day. The water will soothe the pain and the salt will help reduce swelling and treats infection. This cleansing treatment also helps heal the area faster, and this is another way to cut down on the intense pain felt.
Seeking Dental Help
One very important aspect of seeking help for your wisdom teeth is to seek a dental consultation. Your dentist will help you decide the best course of action in your case.
Usually wisdom teeth are removed if your jaw is stiff. This action is also taken if pain occurs near an impacted (misgrown) tooth. Furthermore, they may need to be pulled if this scenario occurs: if your wisdom teeth pain is a result of your teeth coming in at an unusual angle causing it to rub against your gums, tongue, and cheek.