Often the discomfort and pain will go away on its own, but sometimes wisdom teeth will need to be removed.
The procedure is usually a quick procedure carried out using local anaesthetic, with a recovery time of a couple of days.
How long does wisdom teeth pain last?
7 to 10 days: Jaw stiffness and soreness should go away. 2 weeks: Any mild bruising on the face should heal.
Does wisdom teeth pain go away on its own?
It will usually go away on its own, but it causes swelling and pain in the area. Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth that can potentially cause problems, like infections, need to be removed. Sometimes a tooth may be impacted so tightly that it cannot be simply lifted out of the gums.
How do you make wisdom teeth pain go away?
- Numbing gel. A numbing dental gel may help reduce feeling in the gums and dull the pain.
- Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter pain relief medication that helps reduce inflammation.
- Ice pack.
- Salt water rinse.
- Tea bags.