Painful Wisdom tooth
Wisdom teeth often cannot grow all the way into the mouth so they get stuck (impacted) and can cause infections. The solution is to have them removed. For short term pain relief warm salt water rinses (8 oz warm water and 1/2 tsp salt) every couple of hours will help draw out the inflammation and Advil / Tylenol for pain relief is helpful. Often antibiotics are needed to prevent a serious infection as well, so get professional care if it does not feel better after a day or two.
For patients in need of emergency dental care in New Jersey, Dental Care of Bridgewater is available to help. Call us today to make an appointment.