There are other reasons why wisdom teeth hurt. Severe pain may occur if a wisdom tooth is growing into adjacent teeth (sideways). In this case, you may want to see your doctor, and he/she may refer you to a hospital dentist. Keep in mind that when the tooth is coming out but hasn’t erupted fully, debris and food may get into the gum and cause an infection. You should take the antibiotics your dentist prescribes, and you may want to buy a mouthwash that numbs the pain and rinses out the infection (it does to a point). If your jaw hurts, you may have an abscess underneath the tooth. Again, you should treat the infection because no dentist will agree to work on your teeth. If you’re looking for more tips, this article has it for you.
Some people get ulcerative gingivitis when wisdom teeth are lying sideways. It may feel as if wisdom teeth hurt, but this is a painful, progressive infection with sloughing off of death tissue, swelling, and ulceration. Again, your dentist will prescribe antibiotics to clear up the infection. Some people are in excruciating and horrendous pain before the antibiotic begins to work. If the problem is less serious, you may try chewing gum on the side where you experience pain. This will offer temporary relief, gently massaging the area. Finally, you may try a warm saltwater rinse, which will ease moderate pain. This is in case you don’t want to take medications. Swish the rinse in your mouth, holding it for 30 seconds, and then spit. Be extra careful not to swallow the solution. If that doesn’t work, ask your dentist what over-the-counter medications you can use.