Doctor Answers (7) on Wisdom tooth
Use chlorhexidine based mouth wash. Twice a day.
Brush that area thoroughly with a small head tooth brush.
Use warm saline gargles of area is sore and pain starts while swallowing.
Consult your dentist for X-ray and review.
Wisdom tooth erupt any time after 18 years, usually by 24 years.
Teething troubles are expected when the tooth is about to erupt.
Pain starts if the gums covering the wisdom tooth gets trapped between the lower and upper teeth while chewing. This further leads to gum swelling which increases while chewing.
This vicious cycle continues for a while increasing if food particles gets stuck.
Break this cycle by thoroughly cleaning using brush or mouthwash.
Your doctor will advice you to extract the wisdom tooth if this problem reoccurs in 6months.
In the meanwhile do take care to keep the area clean, with brushing and saline mouth washes.
Remember, extraction is the last resort and only done when it is impacted and causes you repeated pain and swelling. There are other conservative lines of treatment by which extraction can be avoided.