How do you know when wisdom teeth are coming in?
Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Growing In
- Tender or bleeding gums.
- Red or swollen gums.
- Jaw pain or swelling.
- Bad breath or an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
- Difficulty opening the mouth.
Is it normal to have pain when wisdom teeth are coming in?
The normal process of tooth eruption can cause wisdom tooth pain. Just like all the other teeth, wisdom teeth need to push up through the gums in order to come in, which can cause occasional aches and soreness. Impacted wisdom teeth pain is usually an ache that comes and goes over time.
What should you do when your wisdom teeth are coming in?
While you wait to have the teeth removed, you can take steps to reduce pain and swelling.
- Put an ice pack on your cheek for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Do not use heat.
- Rinse your mouth gently with warm salt water every 2 to 3 hours.
- Try an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
How long does wisdom teeth pain last?
2 to 3 days: Swelling of the mouth and cheeks should improve. 7 days: A dentist can remove any stitches that remain. 7 to 10 days: Jaw stiffness and soreness should go away. 2 weeks: Any mild bruising on the face should heal.