How to Prepare for The Arrival of Your Wisdom Teeth

The last of your teeth to come out are your wisdom teeth. They usually grow in your latewisdom teeth
teens, although this varies from person to person. Wisdom teeth are the third molar type which appear on the far end of both your upper and lower jaws.

Every person goes through this phenomena four times in their life and many people experience pain when their wisdom teeth are growing. There are some, however, who are immune to the pain and do not experience much discomfort.

If you do feel pain once your wisdom teeth start to grow, there are certain measures you can take to keep the pain at bay and ensure they grow properly. However, remember that at times getting your wisdom teeth extracted is your only option.

1. Gargling

Regularly rinse your mouth and gargle with warm salty water. Gargling helps alleviate pain as it cleans and numbs the surrounding gum area.

This is considered to be an effective and safe method of removing wisdom tooth pain and many dentists, including Dr. Talib Salim Ali recommend it especially for those who are unable to ingest pain medications.

2. Painkillers

Another method of removing the pain quickly are over the counter painkillers such as Ibuprofen which are cheap and readily available. Dentists prescribe these to patients who have trouble sleeping due to the pain.

Ingesting one tablet a day does the trick. These OTC painkillers also ease your cramped and tense jaw muscles. However, make sure to use them only when prescribed.

3. Cloves

Personally having first hand experiences with wisdom teeth pain and other dental complications, I can assure you that cloves and clove oil have proven to be one of the best alternatives to painkillers. Lodging a clove in contact with the affected area is a foolproof way of removing pain and discomfort within a very short period of time.

The taste may not be the best but once you get used to them, cloves will become your best pain-removing friends.

4. Mouthwash

Mouthwashes are recommended if you’re experiencing any kind of pain in your tooth or mouth for that matter, especially antibacterial mouthwash, which thoroughly clean the affected area and other places where your toothbrush cannot reach.

If these areas stay clean throughout the day, the pain you feel will be considerably less while making it easier to manage wisdom teeth-induced pain.

If you still are experiencing pain due to growing wisdom teeth or want more tips to help subdue wisdom tooth pain, give Avatar Dental Care in Leesburg a call now at 703-669-8600. Dr. Ali will ease your pain and provide other valuable pieces of advice.


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