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Developing wisdom teeth gives occasional pains. What should I do?

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Published At July 24, 2019
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 17, and my wisdom teeth started developing from more than six months, I get sudden occasion pains, it is more like pulsating, the pain feels so bad, and it makes my whole jaw ache, I cannot even eat for one to two days properly. The pains are so sharp, and I can see my wisdom teeth coming out like a halfway through, it is so painful, what should I do?

Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. The wisdom tooth usually has abnormal size, shape, and erupting pattern, which can lead to the inflammation of the surrounding soft tissue or gums. This is known as pericoronitis and often involves difficulty in chewing cheek bites, and ulcers. The most straightforward line of treatment is to go for extraction. Since you have given enough time for eruption, now it's better not to wait. Using topical anesthetic gel (to apply on gums) and lukewarm saline gargle may help you temporarily ease your symptoms. I hope it helps you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Iyer Parth Laxminarayan
Dr. Iyer Parth Laxminarayan


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