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Ways of Managing Wisdom Teeth

Posted on 7/20/2018 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Ways of Managing Wisdom TeethYoung adults have many things to deal with. One of the things they might struggle with is having their wisdom teeth come in. This typically occurs between the ages of 17 to 25. Wisdom teeth emerging can cause pain and health problems. It is important for people to know how to manage their wisdom teeth and what their options are.

Letting Wisdom Teeth Grow

It is possible for wisdom teeth to grow in. If they have enough room, are cavity free and if the gum tissue is healthy, there is no need to remove the wisdom teeth. A person needs to find a way to manage any of the pain and discomfort that can come with the wisdom teeth growing in. They also need to know how to properly care for the teeth once they are in.

Some of the best tools a person can have are found in the home. Rinsing the mouth with warm salt water can help relieve pain and swelling that can occur. Ibuprofen is an over the counter medication that can help. One of the old methods to manage the pain is through cloves or clove oil. Some people turn to gels that contain benzocaine to dull the aches and pains. All these methods provide temporary relief while the teeth are growing in.

Extraction

If a person has infractions of the wisdom teeth, gum disease or cavities in the teeth, finding temporary relief may not help. If there is not enough room or if the wisdom teeth are damaging other teeth, letting them grow is not possible. When these things happen, the best way to manage wisdom teeth is with an extraction. Removing the wisdom teeth is not a pleasant experience, but for many it is the only safe way to manage the problems they face because of the teeth.

Making a decision about what to do when wisdom teeth are growing in is not always easy. It is best to get the help of a dental professional to make an informed decision about what to do and how to manage wisdom teeth. Take the time to contact our offices when you want help managing your wisdom teeth or any other dental issues you face.


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