Wisdom teeth pain medications are best when taken after a prior consultation to a doctor. But nevertheless, this article tells you about some common ones, which are used to relieve the pain.
During the ages 17-24, the wisdom teeth starts to grow. For some people, these molars would grow and line up with the other teeth behind the second molars, without causing any trouble. But there are people who have to go through an excruciating period of their life, when their wisdom teeth have an impacted growth. Meaning, there isn’t enough space or room for them to emerge, or have a normal growth. The result of such a growth is a tremendous amount of pain for some people, damage to other teeth, and other dental problems. While there are cases wherein there aren’t any apparent problems, they may be vulnerable to disease. This article gives some simple wisdom teeth pain medications so that you are aware of how to get rid of the pain.
It is to be known that, in most cases, the impacted wisdom tooth does not give rise to any kind of symptoms. However, if it becomes infected or causes any other dental complications, then these are manifested by some symptoms. Pain, swollen gums, red or bleeding gums, and bad breath are some of the classic symptoms. There may be swelling around the jaw, accompanied by headache and an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
Commonly-used treatment includes those drugs, which belong to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. These drugs can be availed over-the-counter and through prescription. Aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen are some commonly administered medicines. Also, tylenol 3, vicodine and percocet are some other medicines, which are also known to provide some relief. But one aspect which has to be kept in mind is that the nature of the pain may differ from person to person. And, according to this, even the medicines may have some variation.
So, it is wise to always consult a dentist and go for the drug, which suits you the best. In an attempt to save some cash, instead of going to a doctor, you may make the problem worse and eventually shell out more money that what you would have had to, if you had visited the dentist in the first place. Apart from using medicines, you can use some self-care measures as well.
When you start feeling the sting, gulp in some cold water move it around the aching part. The cool temperature may be helpful in soothing the nerves and relieving the pain. However, avoid using ice-cold water or carbonated beverages. These might worsen the situation.
Cold water does not work for everyone, especially those whose teeth are sensitive to cold temperatures. So, in this case, you can make use of hot water. Hold some water (not too hot) in your mouth, and do the same as mentioned in the above step. Continue doing this until the pain subsides. You may also drink sugarless hot drinks like coffee and tea.
Gargling warm water mixed with some table salt is also helpful. The benefit of using salt is that it helps to toughen the gums, manage any infection, and reduce swelling. So, gargle with warm saline water several times a day and feel the pain subside.
The pain may be aggravated by food particles getting stuck in the crevices of the tooth. So, if possible every time you eat during the day, including in the morning and before going to the bed, brush your teeth gently. This will reduce the chance of developing any infection and improve general dental health. Most toothpastes contain preparation that work in numbing the aching area of the gum, for some time.
Along with using prescribed or OTC medication if you follow the above self-care measures, then you can be out of your wisdom teeth pain in not time. As a last note, it is always safe to consult a dentist about the types of medicines you must use for this problem, as self-medication has its own dangers.
Disclaimer: This HealthHearty article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.