Emergency Dentist:
Wisdom Tooth Pain


Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, are located in the very back of the jaw and are the last teeth to erupt. Typically, this happens somewhere between the ages of 17 to 21. Most people have four, one on each side at the top and bottom. Some people don’t have them at all and some people have more than four, although that is very rare.

Many times, wisdom teeth cause pain along with other symptoms such as swelling, tenderness, bleeding, bad breath, difficulty opening the mouth, and more. If you are having problems with your wisdom teeth, A Dental Care in Houston can help.

Causes of Wisdom Tooth Pain

First of all, a tooth breaking through the gums can be painful. Additionally, there is typically little to no room for additional teeth, which can cause them to come in at an angle or be impacted, which means they do not fully push through the gums. This leaves gums vulnerable to bacteria and food debris, which can cause

Quick Solutions for Wisdom Tooth Pain 

Ultimately, the wisdom teeth will need to be removed. However, there are a few things you can do at home to reduce pain and other symptoms:

  • Take an OTC pain reliever
  • Apply an ice pack to the affected side
  • Rinse mouth with salt water
  • Apply clove oil to the affected tooth/teeth
  • Chew on an onion
  • Place a used teabag on the affected tooth/teeth
  • Apply toothache gel or drops to the affected tooth/teeth

When to Call for an Appointment

Ideally, you should schedule your appointment with A Dental Care when your wisdom teeth start coming in before they start causing problems. If you do not have them removed, they can cause many issues for your oral and overall health.

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