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Wisdom Teeth and Pain Relief

After Wisdom Teeth OutYou haven’t really experienced pain until you have experienced the pain of wisdom teeth! Some people will start to have their wisdom teeth grow through earlier than others, but it doesn’t matter how old you are, the pain of wisdom teeth is absolutely unbearable in many cases, and is often the best sign that you need to go and see a dentist about the problem. However, they cannot always offer an immediate solution, and that means that you are going to have to get used to treating the pain from your wisdom teeth at home. So what are your options when it comes to dulling that horrible pain?

Firstly, you can create your own special mouth wash by mixing a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of salt. You only need to gargle this for about a minute and then spit it out to start to feel the benefits of this naturally anti-septic mixture. If this doesn’t work, then you can use something called Benzocaine, which is a way to numb the gum area around the problem wisdom tooth. This is something that you can apply all the way through the day, so make sure that you keep it on you.

A slightly more natural approach to pain relief when it comes to wisdom teeth is cloves or clove oil. All you have to do is take a clove, place it on the spot in your mouth that is hurting, and gently close your mouth, keeping the clove in your mouth. Keep it there until you can’t feel your gums, and then remove it. You can use clove oil to rub into the area if that is more convenient.

If all else fails, you can always use standard pain relief tablets such as ibuprofen or paracetamol – but the important thing to remember is that these are not fixes. You still need to go and see your dentist Dr Paige Woods about the problem you’re having with your wisdom teeth. To reach Dr. Woods, call 619-359-6970.

Symptoms Indicating Problems With Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Tooth PainThere are many different reasons why you could be experiencing dental pain, and some of them are more common than others. Almost everyone will experience some sort of tooth decay during their lifetime, and many people will have infections from time to time – but it is wisdom tooth pain that is quite different, and you need to be able to distinguish when it is something small and insignificant, and when the pain is actually due to your wisdom teeth coming through. So what are the symptoms of wisdom teeth problems?

Well, firstly the main clue that the pain you are experiencing is from wisdom teeth specifically is the location of the pain. Wisdom teeth only come through at the very back of your mouth, so if that’s where the pain is coming from, then it’s likely to be them. You may also notice that the gum area at the back of your mouth is red, sore, and a little bit swollen. These are other clues that suggest that you have wisdom tooth pushing through your gums to make it to the surface.

Another symptom of wisdom teeth is actually pain around the first back molar in your mouth. This happens when the wisdom tooth is impacted, which means that it is growing at a slight angle and is pushing against your other teeth. And that is not the last symptom: some people who have their wisdom teeth coming through will also have jaw ache, and problems with stiffness in their jaw area. This can make eating and brushing your teeth very difficult.

If you have found that you are suffering through any or all of these symptoms, then make sure you book an appointment to see Dr Paige Woods, a dental expert in helping patients with their wisdom teeth – call 619-359-6970.




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cut.out_.full_Dr Paige Woods started her eminent career at the Richard Stockton College, which is where she graduated with her American Chemical Society Certification for scientific professionals. Her heart was for dentistry and its ability to change lives for the better, and her efforts were recognised when studying dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry when she was included in the prestigious Dean’s Circle. Since qualifying to become a fully trained dentist, she has had her research on bonding and microabrasion published, and been included in many professional organizations such as the California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Her dental practice in San Diego absorbs much of her time, but when not there she can often be found offering her time and expertise pro-bono to those who are underprivileged, especially children, through her support of organizations such as Compassion Clinic, Clinic With A Heart, Mead Valley Community Service, Assistance League of Redlands, and even abroad on mission trips to countries such as the Philippines.

As a holistic dentist, Dr Paige Woods treats her patients as a whole, rather than just ignoring everything that isn’t in the mouth area. This practical and innovative manner of diagnosing and treating patients ensures better health and wellbeing overall. Her holistic outlook also prevents her from using toxins, and so all treatments include biocompatible materials – as well as using 3D scans over x-rays and painless non-invasive dental methods. Other specialisms include helping patients with dental anxiety, cosmetic dentistry, and utilising skills from other disciplines such as aromatherapy and acupuncture.

For Dr Paige Woods, the happiness of her patients is just as important as their health, and her dedication to create a spa-like experience for everyone that comes to her creates an atmosphere of nurturing and of safety, treating her patients like family.

To make an appointment with Dr. Woods, call (619) 359-6970

Overview – Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth RemovalThey’ve been hurting you for ages, and now it is finally time: your dentist has told you that it is time to take out your wisdom teeth. For many people, this is something that they look forward to in order to help them deal with the pain, but this sort of surgery and treatment plan can also be a little bit intimidating. It is hard to know what to expect unless you have had a wisdom tooth removed already. We spoke to dentist Dr Paige Woods about what people usually go through when they have a wisdom tooth out.

She explained that before anything starts, you will discuss with her any other health concerns that you have, including medication that you are on, and any questions that you have about what the surgery is going to be like. She will also advise you to take some time off work or school in order to recover completely from the surgery. The actual treatment lasts less than an hour, and you’ll have at least one kind of pain relief during it all: local, IV, or general, depending on what you and your dentist think is best.

When the surgery is over and your wisdom tooth is gone, what you are able to do next will really depend on what sort of anaesthetic you chose to have. If you have local pain relief, it is often possible for you to drive yourself home or to work, and to continue with the rest of the day normally. If you had a general, you will need someone else to get you home. Everyone will experience swelling and redness after having a wisdom tooth or teeth removed, and this should go down after around three days. As long as you eat soft foods and drink plenty of water, you should recover absolutely fine.

For a free wisdom teeth removal consultation, call 619-359-6970.

Recovery From Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Wisdom Teeth DiagramHaving a tooth extracted is no small task, and that only gets more complicated and impressive when it is a wisdom tooth that you are losing. You’ll probably want to get back into your normal life as soon as you have had the surgery, but in many cases that is simply not possible. The recovery that you need to be thinking about after wisdom tooth surgery is a little more complex than that, as dentist Dr Paige Woods explained to us.

Immediately after the extraction and for several hours – and in some cases, days – afterwards, you will most likely experience some bleeding. This is because having a tooth removed, and especially a wisdom tooth, is impactful surgery, and your mouth will take a while to recover. Bleeding is one way for your mouth to ensure that the wound is clean. When you start to eat soft foods you should ensure that you do not put too much pressure on the blood clot over the wound, or the healing process will have to start all over again.

You’ll probably experience a lot of pain after the pain relief that your dentist gave you wears off, and you can take prescription pain killers or standard over the counter pain relief tablets, depending on the level of your discomfort. To decrease the amount of pain in the first place you can place an ice pack on your face, as this will reduce the swelling, and should make your mouth more comfortable. Gargling and rinsing your mouth with salt water are great ways of keeping your mouth and gums clean without brushing, which you can’t do for the first 24 hours after the surgery.

It could easily be a few days until your recovery period is over, and there could still be some swelling left to go down after that. As soon as you notice anything untoward, such as pus or a fever, then you should definitely let your dentist know.

If you need a consultation regarding wisdom teeth surgery, call 619-359-6970.