It can happen at any time of life, but for many young people, it happens during their first year of college, when they can least afford it to happen – their wisdom teeth start to come in. Wisdom tooth pain can be very bad, and especially for young people, it catches them off guard. They often have no insurance to cover the removal of wisdom teeth, and they can rarely afford the time off from school that it requires.
So, sometimes wisdom teeth can’t be removed right away, when they need to be. Whether it is because of cost, time, or the fear of the procedure, wisdom tooth painmust be relieved in other ways, keeping in mind that the teeth will have to be removed in the future.
One way of relieving wisdom tooth pain is by using ice. You can apply an ice bag, wrapped in a cloth or towel, to the jaw line for up to twenty minutes at a time, and do this repeatedly. The use of ice will help to reduce swelling and make the pain subside. Of course, this is not always possible to do, but doing it as often as possible will help you get through the day.
Wisdom tooth pain can also be relieved by using over-the-counter pain relievers, or herbal substitutes. Most pain relievers work by reducing swelling in the affected area, and there are numerous herbal remedies that do just the same thing – but without the drugs and side effects. In addition, rinsing with salt water several times a day will help to keep the areas clean and free of bacteria that can lead to abscess and further pain.
Keep in mind that you will have to have the teeth removed if you are having long-term pain or there is any fear of abscess and it should be done as soon as possible.