WISDOM TOOTH PAIN

WISDOM TOOTH PAIN WITH SWELLING AROUND THE GUM

Cleaning:

Brush very thoroughly around the wisdom tooth area making sure that you get your brush all around the gum around the tooth.

Mouthwash:

DISSOLVE 2 TSP OF SALT  IN  A CUP WITH SOME WARM WATER - SWILL YOUR MOUTH USING THE WARM SALT WATER 5 TIMES EACH DAY MAKING SURE YOU USE THE WHOLE CUP EACH TIME. 

Ice pack:

Applying an ice pack to the jaw can help reduce inflammation, which in turn may relieve pain. Using ice can also have a numbing effect. Try holding an ice pack with a tea towel around it against their jaw for up to 15 minutes. If you do not have an icepack use frozen peas ect. 

Numbing gel:

A numbing dental gel may help reduce feeling in the gums and dull the pain. These gels are available over the counter from your pharmacy or online and contain the active ingredient benzocaine.

Most dental gels can be applied directly to the affected gums throughout the day. However, it is important for a person to follow the instructions included in the product. 

Painkillers:

Call and speak to your dentist who may suggest that you take Ibruprofen. 

Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter pain relief medication that helps reduce inflammation.

Follow the recommended dose on the packet. 

We advise that you contact your dentist for advice. If you have swelling or you find that you are unable to open your mouth as wide as you normally can along side wisdom tooth pain you are likely to have an infection that may require antibiotics. 

Please note: If you have uncontrolled bleeding, have suffered trauma or you have dental swelling that is spreading and is compromising your breathing, swallowing or is causing your eye to close or and visual changes please contact 111 or 999 as this is a dental emergency. 

 

©2020 by Dr Chloe Harrington-Taylor and Dr James Critchley

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