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How can pain in the wisdom tooth be managed?

Q: I am a 41 years old male having acute pain in my right lower wisdom teeth for the last couple of days. On examination, it was found that there is no caries but swelling of the gum, enlarged lymph node below the jaw and fever (off and on). Pain reduces on taking an analgesic. How can wisdom tooth pain be managed?

A:It seems you are suffering from infection related to un-erupted/partial-erupted wisdom tooth. The symptoms are very typical. However, please get yourself examined. Sometime it needs surgical extraction of the affected tooth once the infection has subsided. Your consulting doctor would prescribe medicines as per the clinical presentation.


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