Do You Have Wisdom Tooth Pain?
In this series of blogs I have been addressing some of the issues that can affect us during the current lockdown and giving some advice.
One of the more common issues can be pain from a wisdom tooth that was ongoing. You may have been down to have a wisdom tooth removed, which has now been postponed due to the current lockdown. Here is some advice
- Wisdom teeth if impacted usually flare up during periods of stress or low immunity so it can be quite common during a stressful event. If you can relax and calm and look after your general health this will help.
- In most cases food trapping is the cause of irritation to the gum around the partially erupted wisdom tooth. One of the best ways to remove this is by rinsing with holt salty water three to four times a day. If you dissolve a tablespoon of salt in a cup full of warm water (same temperature as a cup of tea) and then swill in the mouth for at least 30-40 seconds this will help remove food particles and also help calm the gum area around the wisdom tooth.
- Pain relief in the form of painkillers usually Ibuprofen is the best to take (please check you are able to take this without any issues) as this helps reduce the inflammation.
If you are still suffering then you can call us on 01772 717316 for more information