Q. How can we manage the pain during wisdom teeth eruption?

Answered by
Dr. Divya Banu M
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 21, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am 18 years old. My wisdom teeth are erupting. I have pain in my back of the mouth on my gums. How long does it take for them to come out finally? And how can I deal with this pain? I was awake for three nights. It is keeping me awake at night. It is causing a lot of pain. Last time, I visited my dentist and did a filling. Please help me if possible.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your query. The time taken for the eruption of the wisdom tooth is not guaranteed. A clinical examination with an OPG X-ray is required to check the status and position of teeth. If it is found with enough space and aligned correctly, it will come out. Or else, it is better to have removal of the teeth.

Since you have pain in gums, I would suggest doing lukewarm salt water gargling. You can take Aceclofenac 100 mg after food twice a day only if you have severe pain. If you have acidity, then take Pantoprazole 40 mg once daily half an hour before a meal. If you are taking pain medication continuously, it can cause or aggravate acidity. Antibiotics can be taken if you have lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes below jaw) or difficulty in mouth opening or severe pain at night or some other severe symptom. In that case, you can take Amoxicillin 500 mg thrice daily for five days after food. These medicines will give you symptomatic relief. If you have an allergy to any of the medications mentioned above, do not take them. Consult back here or with your local dentist for the medicines.

You might require operculectomy (removal of gums covering the erupting tooth) if the tooth is favorable for the eruption but you have recurrent inflammation of the gums covering that tooth, to guide and provide space for the tooth to erupt. It is done after the examination or picture and X-ray assessment.

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