So I've never really had to deal with wisdom teeth much, but at nineteen, I guess I should have started. My bottom right jaw began to bother me a bit a few months ago but subsided quickly. When I poked around I felt little shards coming in, figuring there was a tooth there.
In the past two days I went from having no pain to excruciating pain this morning, where my painful, swollen tooth/gum woke me up periodically throughout the night.
I tried swishing with salt water yesterday and that worked, but today... not so much. I looked around for some home remedies people had for pain and luckily I'm starting to see some results. Still, I asked my dad to make an as-soon-as-possible-dad-i'm-dying appointment with my dentist so hopefully I'll be able to get taken care of soon. (I'm pretty positive I have a small cavity on the opposide side of my mouth too, so that'd be nice to get taken care of.)
So far this morning I've:
- Rinsed the painful area with a sea salt and water solution. [It helped yesterday, especially when I followed twenty minutes after by brushing my teeth and took two Ibuprofen.]
- Rinsed my mouth with ProHealth mouth wash.
- Took two Ibuprofen.
- Took a Sucretes throat losenger and placed it in my lower right jaw, incredibly close to the swollen area.
Hopefully a dentist can solve the problem for good. It's not good to leave any pain or infection untreated.