Wisdom Tooth Pain
Your wisdom tooth is in the very back of your mouth. Wisdom teeth are often unable to grow and can become stuck, or impacted, in your gum. If this is the case, you can get an infection, and face extreme pain. The only answer is to have the tooth (or teeth) extracted by a dentist.
This is a serious situation and requires that you see a dentist right away. For a short-term solution, you can take over-the-counter medicine like Advil or Tylenol, and every few hours rinse your mouth with a blend of 8 ounces of warm water and ½ teaspoon of salt. This rinse will help relieve inflammation. An antibiotic prescription may also be necessary to prevent infection.
The phones at Dental Care Basking Ridge are staffed daily, around the clock. In the event of a dental emergency, please call us at any hour. You can reach us at 908-533-9470. A member of our well-trained staff is available to help at all times.