If you’ve recently had one or several wisdom teeth pulled, we don’t need to tell you that there is pain afterwards. However, you may be surprised at just how long the pain is lasting or how severe it is. Could there be a problem?
The truth is that some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, and sometimes there really is an issue that needs a professional’s inspection. How can you tell the difference between normal recovery and an infection? Typically the answer is the amount of time. Within a few days, probably up to five, some pain is normal.
When this pain is happening, there are ways to find relief. Of course, an over-the-counter pain reliever can definitely help you get rid of that throbbing sensation so you can concentrate on your day. Just be sure to always read package directions, especially where dosages are concerned. There are also numbing creams and mouth rinses to try.
Although you can find relief at home when your wisdom teeth are hurting, it’s important to remember most pain-relieving measures are a temporary fix. If several weeks go by and you are still in such pain that you cannot go “back to normal,” then you certainly need to be examined.
Living your life with pain after a wisdom tooth or teeth removal is not necessary. Your work, family life, ability to drive, and overall satisfaction with life will suffer. For those in Houston and the surrounding area, the wisdom teeth experts are at Complete Dental.
Our practice provides personalized services that meet the needs and comfort levels of our patients. Please call us at (281) 449-1053 or send us an email using the form on this web page.