Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom tooth pain is usually due to inflammation of the gum over the erupting tooth, which can be worsened by trauma from biting,

  • Excellent cleaning (even if it is painful to brush, the area must be kept clean to encourage healing)

  • Corsodyl Mouthwash (avoid use for more than one week, as this may cause staining)

  • Soft Diet (soft food will reduce trauma from biting)

  • Warm salty mouthwash

  • Painkillers (ibuprofen or paracetamol following packet instructions)

If you have difficulty swallowing, swelling in your face or cheek or difficulty opening your mouth, call you dentist. You may need antibiotics if the infection is spreading.