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08
MAR
2018

When Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed in Thornhill?

Some dentist will recommend you get your wisdom teeth removed early, others will say wait until there is an issue with them.

If your wisdom teeth are proving painful what can you do for wisdom tooth pain relief Thornhill?

Pain relief for wisdom teeth

Here are a few simple ways to treat pain from wisdom teeth until you can see your dentist.

  • Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in warm water and then rinse for 30 to 60 seconds by swishing it around the mouth before spitting it out in the sink.
  • Use an over the counter pain reliever
  • Use Orajel or other over the counter numbing agent
  • Place a whole clove on the spot that is causing the most pain for an all-natural pain relief

Ways to prevent wisdom teeth pain

One of the best ways to prevent wisdom teeth pain is to practice good oral hygiene, including flossing.

Water helps flush bacteria away from the teeth and gums so drink up.

Reduce or avoid sugary foods and drinks as these can get stuck below the gum and cause bacteria to grow leading to decay.

Impacted wisdom teeth

If you have an impacted wisdom tooth Thornhill, the dentist will have to remove it.

However, before he or she extracts it, they will do an x-ray first to make sure that it is impacted and check the others to see if they too need to be extracted.

Of course, there are other reasons you would need a wisdom tooth extracted such as; it is pointing toward your other teeth, you have or have had orthodontic work done and wisdom teeth could damage that work, or there just is not enough room.

Thornhill dentist – World Dental, can help you with any and all wisdom teeth issues.

 

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