Trauma caused by biting can worsen inflammation of the gum over an erupting tooth is the most common cause of wisdom tooth pain.
Good home care can manage most flare ups and symptoms should settle in 5-7 days.
Things that may help:
- Soft diet, eating soft food will reduce trauma from biting
- Good cleaning the area must be kept clean to encourage healing even if it is painful to brush
- Warm salty mouthwash
- Corsodyl mouthwash use in accordance with packet instructions and use for less than 7 days to avoid staining of teeth
- Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol. Use in accordance with packet instructions
If you have difficulty swallowing or there is swelling your face or cheek or you have difficulty opening your mouth, call the surgery and the dentist will determine whether antibiotics are needed if the infection is spreading.