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Have incoming wisdom teeth, painful. How to reduce pain?

How can I help ease the pain of incoming wisdom teeth? I currently have a wisdom tooth coming in from my bottom right jaw. It hurts enough that it kept waking me up through the night. It s a kind of throbbing pain that s really annoying. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make the pain go away? Thanks in advance!
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM

An erupting tooth is associated with pain in the gums but throbbing pain does not occur.
Throbbing pain indicates infection and pus accumulation.
You can take over the counter analgesics but you should consult a dentist at the earliest.
If there is pus accumulation, it has to be drained.
Wisdom teeth ae associated with impactation, growth in different directions and infection.
So, a clinical examination, X-ray of the wisdom tooth area is required.
Surgical removal of the tooth and drainage of pus may be called for.
So, visit your dentist at the earliest.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Pain during eruption suggest of two things lack of space for the teeth to erupt and infection leading to pericornitis . take an x-ray look for the possibilty of eruption and rule out if it is impacted . in such case go for removal if not impacted take analgesics, maintain the area clean , donot allow any food lodgment in and around the tooth .
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
according to history you are presenting here you are suffering from pericoronitis.
As you said that pain is throbbing in nature and more during night there may be some periapical pathology too.
i will advice you to visit your dentist as soon as possible for a check x-ray and further treatment, if infection will be more than extraction of this tooth will be a treatment of choice.
in the mean time you can start up with ibuprofen 400 mg TDS to relieve pain along with a course of antibiotics includimg amoxycilline & metrogyl.
thanks & take care
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
You can do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day for some relief. Make sure that there are no food accumulates in back of jaw which can aggravate the pain. You can avoid eating from side of erupting wisdom tooth and visit a dentist for evaluation. Dentist will take an x-ray to see the positioning of the wisdom tooth. If wisdom tooth is impacted, then surgical tooth extraction of wisdom tooth can be done.
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.Pain of wisdom tooth eruption is usually toleratable ,but if it is sever you can take pain killers which are available over the counter,like paracetamol and acetaminophen.Consultation with a dentist is encourged.
Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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