Dealing with an Infected Wisdom Tooth

Toothaches are common reasons why people visit their dentist near Belmont, and they are sometimes caused by infected wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are the last molars to come in and are located at the back of the mouth. For people who do develop wisdom teeth, they typically emerge around age 17 or 18. Watch this video for dentist tips on dealing with an infected wisdom tooth.

An infected wisdom tooth can be a serious and painful issue, and the problem is usually caused by inflammation in the jawbone and gum tissue. To help prevent gum inflammation, brush the gums around and over the molar as it is coming in. Also, flushing the area with a concentrated salt water solution can help disinfect the tissue and reduce inflammation. If these methods fail to provide you with relief, then your dentist may recommend antibiotics and extraction of the tooth.

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