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How to Keep Your Mouth Comfortable While Wisdom Teeth Erupt

Posted on 12/30/2018 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
How to Keep Your Mouth Comfortable While Wisdom Teeth EruptWisdom teeth are the last teeth to break through the gums pushing their way through when most people are between 16 and 22 years old. You might feel the pain when the new wisdom teeth are emerging from the gum tissue.

In most cases, there is no enough space for the wisdom teeth, as the other teeth are already fully developed. These forces the teeth emerge wrongly and stuck or fail to come out fully. This condition exposes the gums to issues and can cause severe problems down the line. The pain may go away on its own but usually needs active home management or dental surgery. Here are some possible solutions to help you feel better.


Infections can also be caused by the accumulation of bacteria in the exposed gums around the wisdom teeth. Flush your mouth with salt water periodically. This simple strategy will help rid of the bacteria or rather reduce the concentration by gurgling salt water once or twice per day.

Numbing Gel

A numbing gel can be purchased over the counter and is an excellent option to consider when dealing with this kind of pain. Make sure you have no adverse reaction to benzocaine, which is the most common active ingredient in these gels before starting this treatment.

Ice Pack

Place ice on the affected jaw can help reduce the magnitude of inflammation and this will turn lower the pain. It is also important to note that the ice will have a numbing effect on the jaw.

The remedies stated above have the ability to reduce this kind of pain even though most of them are short or temporary solutions. A dentist will typically advise impacted wisdom teeth to be removed via surgery to provide long-term relief. This surgery is a short procedure that takes around 10 to 20 minutes.

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