Time To Remove Your Wisdom Teeth? Tips To Deal With The Pain

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The simple fact is 85 percent of adults are going to need their wisdom teeth removed at some point. This procedure gets more difficult as you age, which is why some dentists suggest early removal. This guide will show you a few signs that it may be time to remove your wisdom teeth and how to deal with any pain that you are experiencing.

Signs To Look Out For

There isn't much you can do to prevent your wisdom teeth from coming in. But studies have shown that local anesthesia applied to children from ages 2 to 6 may help stop the development of wisdom teeth. But, what if you aren't as lucky as those children? You should be prepared and know some of the signs that may reveal it's time to have a dentist like Dr. Peter L Drob or others take care of your wisdom teeth, like the following:

>>You notice a tooth or teeth coming in at a strange angle. This tooth is a molar, so it will be coming in from the back of your mouth. The irregular angle might cause some discomfort to your cheek or tongue.

>>You may develop blisters or canker sores around the tooth due to an increased risk of infection. This happens because it is sometimes hard to clean wisdom teeth, so bacteria hide there more successfully. 

>>You might start to develop a stiffer jaw. This is because your mouth is simply not large enough to accommodate the extra tooth or teeth. The added pressure will force your jaw to lose some flexibility. You might also develop pain or shifting teeth, since your mouth cannot accommodate the new tooth.

>>You might develop tooth decay or gingivitis around the extra tooth or teeth. You may notice consistent bad breath, a darkened spot on the surface of the tooth (teeth), or receding gums.

Talk to your dentist as soon as you notice any of these signs to discuss the solutions that you have.

What Can You Do For The Pain?

One of the most common and bothersome symptoms is pain. You can do something about that, and you can do it naturally with the help of cloves. You can place a whole clove where you are feeling the pain until that area becomes numb, or you can put a few drops of essential clove oil on the tooth or teeth. This works because cloves contain Eugenie, which effectively numbs the nerves with enough exposure. But this is a temporary solution. You will need to see your dentist as soon as possible to handle this issue.

Now you know when to seek help and how to numb any pain associated with your wisdom tooth or teeth.


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Mouth Rinses Are Not Just for Bad Breath

I have always brushed and flossed my teeth daily, but I still had the occasional cavity when I visited the dentist for a check-up. He told me it was normal to have a cavity on occasion and that I shouldn't let it stress me out too much. Well, I am not one to just accept any problem I am having, so I started looking into how to improve my oral hygiene even more. I had always thought mouthwash was just to improve your breath, but I found some that said they helped keep cavities away. I started using one every day before bed. I haven't had a cavity in two years now, and I think the mouth rinse is the reason! I created this blog to remind other people that even if they brush and floss regularly, they can always find ways to take even better care of their teeth.