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Wisdom tooth pain

What to do about wisdom tooth pain?

The Smile Clinique gives priority to dental emergencies such as the eruption of wisdom teeth. We encourage you to call us if you experience swelling in the jaw, acute pain or pain caused by a dental abscess.

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How can I relieve the pain of erupting wisdom teeth?

Do you feel a sharp pain in the back of your jaw? Is it accompanied by discomfort? Swelling? It’s probably due to the eruption of your wisdom teeth. This article describes the symptoms you may be experiencing, and explains how to treat the pain caused by erupted wisdom teeth.

Why is the eruption of wisdom teeth so painful?

Simply because these teeth often don’t have enough room to position themselves correctly in your jaw! In fact, a wisdom tooth that doesn’t have enough room to grow properly can cause multiple complications.

Some of these complications can cause severe pain:

Tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common symptoms. Discomfort appears in the jaw, on the side where the wisdom tooth emerges. The pain may be persistent, or occur intermittently, giving the impression of irradiating the sensitive area.

swollen gums

Swelling of the gums around the erupted tooth may occur. This swelling may prevent you from swallowing, eating or speaking properly. Such swelling is regularly accompanied by inflammation, which appears as redness or causes a sensation of heat.


Headaches can occur as a result of the tension exerted on the jaw and facial muscles by swelling and inflammation. These pains can radiate into the ear, causing pain and discomfort.

jaw pain

The eruption of wisdom teeth can put pressure on the surrounding teeth, causing stabbing pain in the jaw and tooth movement.

dental cyst or abscess

In some cases, a cyst or abscess may form around the erupting tooth, adding to the swelling and pain.

The symptoms associated with the eruption of wisdom teeth can be manifold. We encourage you to contact the Smile Clinique in Nyon to meet with your dentist.

How can I reduce the pain of erupting wisdom teeth?

Since the symptoms caused by the eruption of wisdom teeth can be manifold, Smile Clinique encourages you to make an appointment with your dentist. Only your dentist will be able to suggest the most appropriate treatment to relieve your pain.

While you’re waiting for your appointment with your dentist, here are a few things you can do to reduce the level of pain. First, gently massage the inflamed area with your toothbrush. These massages will help reduce inflammation and can be performed after mouthwash.

If you experience significant pain in the ENT area (jaw, ear or head), we encourage you to take painkillers such as paracetamol (Dafalgan) or ibuprofen (Irfen). These medications will reduce pain and discomfort before your Smile Clinique dentist can make a diagnosis. In most cases, it will be necessary to extract your wisdom teeth to remove the pain.

Does your dentist recommend extracting your wisdom teeth? Here’s how wisdom teeth are extracted at Smile Clinique.

How can I relieve the pain of wisdom teeth in Nyon?

Are you experiencing severe pain caused by your wisdom teeth? Would you like to consult a dentist in Nyon for treatment? Contact us for a quick appointment with one of the dentists at the Smile Clinique in Nyon. In the event of a dental emergency, our dental practice guarantees to see you within the same day, or within 24 hours at the latest.

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