Only one set of molars grows in your twenties. The process of growth for a wisdom tooth is very uncomfortable. For many, wisdom teeth do not erupt in their whole life. Wisdom teeth were used for heavy work like breaking tough meat or chewing harder parts of food. Nowadays, these teeth are considered vestigial organs.
Many wonder, “How long will the pain from wisdom teeth last?” We have tried to answer this question in the following blog.
These teeth grow up in the sinus cavity. Sometimes, the jawline is so small that it has no room for new teeth to grow. New teeth growing in that area can be painful because they’re hard to clean, which allows bacteria to grow and cause infections and pain. If the tooth grows incorrectly, it can lead to bleeding, swollen gums, and trouble chewing.
The pain’s duration differs for each person, and we can’t predict when it will stop because it depends on individual factors.
Pain duration depends upon the emerging period. Early stages may hurt for about a week, but it can last several weeks in the worst case.
The pain prolongs if there is infection or inflammation involved. To cure this, it requires a dental intervention. The pain will last until the issue is resolved.
It is the most important part of daily life, and the absence of it can cause pain in your mouth. Lack of proper oral hygiene can cause pain in the eruption process of the wisdom tooth. Good hygiene can prevent inflammation and infections. It will shorten the pain period of the eruption process.
The pain duration also varies from person to person. A person can bear a certain limit of pain, the threshold pain. Some people can experience very much discomfort in the eruption process. Others rarely feel it.
The angle of eruption can cause discomfort. Straight and aligned teeth cause less pain than those with deviated angles.
The eruption of wisdom teeth can cause soreness. Certain procedures help to ease the pain.
Certain over-the-counter medicines, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, help to soothe the pain. Also, try to keep the dose under the instructions given.
A typical home remedy used to cure inflammation is saline water. Rinse your mouth with warm saline (salt water) to relieve the pain of wisdom tooth eruption.
Cold compressing for 15 to 20 minutes on the area outside the wisdom tooth helps to ease the ache.
Oral cleanliness can also help to lessen toothache. Try to wash your mouth and especially your teeth after every meal.
Cloves works wonder because of their numbing effects. You can either use a whole clove under your jaw. Tighten it without chewing or put some drops of oil on your teeth. It will help the area to become numb and help soothe the pain.
These contain a certain ingredient called benzocaine. It helps to reduce the pain in the respective areas. Most of these gels are available and do not need prescriptions from doctors.
If the pain is unbearable, try consulting a good dentist. He can examine the area and give treatment according to the given situation. They can either recommend proper treatment or extract the aching tooth.
Remember, each person’s experience with wisdom tooth pain is unique. Only proper care and attention can make the journey more manageable.