Wisdom Tooth Pain

The wisdom teeth grow at the back of mouth and are the last teeth to come through. Most people have 4 wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth usually grow during the late teens or early twenties. By this time, the other adult teeth are usually in place, so there its always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly. Because of the lack of space, wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially erupt. Wisdom teeth that grow through like this are known as impacted wisdom teeth. 

 Sometimes, wisdom teeth that have become impacted or haven’t fully erupted can cause dental problems. Food and bacteria can get trapped around the edge of the wisdom teeth which can lead to infection, tooth decay, abscess, cyst or cellulitis. Many of these problems can be treated with a course antibiotics  and antiseptic mouthwash. Wisdom teeth removal is usually recommended when other treatments haven’t worked. Call immediately to arrange an appointment with your dentist or emergency dentist if you have wisdom tooth pain.

Wisdom Tooth Pain

Best painkiller for Wisdom Tooth Pain

Wisdom tooth infections are normally inflammatory based infections. Generally speaking, over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication are all that you will need. Everyone reacts differently to painkillers for dental pain. There are a few over the counter painkillers which are readily available. Ibuprofen- this can really help with toothache as it is an anti-inflammatory as well as an analgesic. It is not advised for asthmatics or people with certain stomach problems. 

 Paracetamol- This is readily available over the counter and comes in tablet and soluble. Many patients find this effective for dental pain. Paracetamol and Codeine or Paramol- is combination tablet. The codeine component is an opioid and can cause drowsiness which may impair normal function. It is advised to seek an urgent dental care if you have toothache.

Accessing Emergency Dental Care in Edinburgh City

Emergency Dentist Edinburgh is an appointment based private dental service to help all patients get the high-quality care they need to feel better right away. Get in touch with us by phone or email and we can arrange an appointment with one of our caring and experienced dentists to assess your oral health.

Removal of Wisdom Tooth at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh

Wisdom tooth removal entails extraction of teeth that are either diseased or in a position that is not maintainable by the patient. Most UK dentists follow  NICE  Guidelines for extractions of wisdom teeth. Surgical removal of impacted third molars should be limited to patients with evidence of pathology. Such pathology includes unrestorable caries, non-treatable pulpal and/or periapical pathology, cellulitis, abscess and osteomyelitis, internal/external resorption of the tooth or adjacent teeth, fracture of tooth, disease of follicle including cyst/tumour.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh

The type of treatment needed to remove a wisdom tooth largely depends on where the wisdom teeth are located. During the consultation appointment, Oral Surgeon will evaluate X-rays and discuss the treatment options with you.

Before the operation, the procedure will be explained to you, you will be given a local anaesthetic injection to numb the area around the tooth so that the treatment is carried out comfortably and to make the patient more relaxed and at ease. You’ll feel   some pressure just before the tooth is removed, as your dentist or oral surgeon needs to widen the tooth socket by rocking the tooth back and forth.

At Emergency Dentist Edinburgh, the procedure, which is most commonly conducted under local anaesthetic, usually takes approximately less than one hour.

Take care of wound after wisdom tooth removal at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh?

For Pain: Generally speaking, over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen are all that you will need. It is not advised for asthmatics or people with certain stomach problems. The alternative is Paracetamol who can’t take Ibuprofen.

Ice for Swelling: We want you to use  Ice Packs  to your cheeks for the first 24 hours following surgery, twenty minutes on and twenty minutes off alternating. Managing swelling can help greatly  with pain management, and the act of icing may even feel good on its own.

Rest:  Rest is one of the most important things you can do to help your body heal faster. 

Salt Rinse the DAY AFTER Surgery: The day after surgery, you should rinse your mouth very gently with a mixture of one cup of warm water and ½ teaspoon of salt. You may do so up to 4 times a day. Designed to gently clean the wound site. A good antimicrobial mouthwash, like   Corsodyl ,  will also help.

Smoking and Alcohol: Avoid drinking and smoking for 72 hours following having a tooth removed. This can delay healing. Smoking is one of the most common causes for   pain and infection following a dental exaction.

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