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    Hello.

    I've looked through the past threads on here about pain relief for wisdom teeth (thank you Acaila in April 2008 ) and that was helpful. My issue is that my top wisdom teeth have been coming through (painfully) for a year now, and recently they've gotten worse. I can see they're coming through normally, but the area around the gums is really sore (funnily enough!) and they're taking forever. I brush them thoroughly, use bonjela etc, but I was just wondering how much longer they're likely to take to fully erupt and stop hurting? They have a rather unfortunate habit of hurting more whenever I have an essay crisis, which I could do without :p:

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by IlexAquifolium)
    Hello.

    I've looked through the past threads on here about pain relief for wisdom teeth (thank you Acaila in April 2008 ) and that was helpful. My issue is that my top wisdom teeth have been coming through (painfully) for a year now, and recently they've gotten worse. I can see they're coming through normally, but the area around the gums is really sore (funnily enough!) and they're taking forever. I brush them thoroughly, use bonjela etc, but I was just wondering how much longer they're likely to take to fully erupt and stop hurting? They have a rather unfortunate habit of hurting more whenever I have an essay crisis, which I could do without :p:

    Thanks in advance
    It's difficult to know how long they'll take as everyone's different, if they're getting more painful, maybe a trip to the dentist might be useful - just to check they're coming through properly and that there's no other reason for them getting more painful. From what i've read, they're only meant to cause slight discomfort for a short amount of time (but as i don't have wisdom teeth i can't really say :p:),and if they do for longer (and you need painkillers for more than "short term" ) that consulting the dentist might be a good idea(http://www.dentalhealth.org.uk/faqs/...p?LeafletID=43)

    Hope they settle down soon!
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    Can't really speak for everybody as we're all different but if it's causing constant discomfort, seek medical attention as above.
    I've got half a wisdom tooth poking out which has been going on for about a year and nothing else, and I'm 18. I'll probably get what you are having in a little while..
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    from what i know they don't even come through for a small number, are at least they aren't very big
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    Mine took about 6 months. They weren't too painful for most of it, and then over the space of 2 weeks the skin broke and it hurt like hell. But now they're fine, so it's all good.
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    I started getting my wisdom teeth when I was 13 and they've grown on and off since, they've only just come through fully! They tended to have owwie weeks and then be absolutely fine for months
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    Well, mine seem to have been moving at a rate of 1mm a month for the past yr!
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    (Original post by IlexAquifolium)
    Hello.

    I've looked through the past threads on here about pain relief for wisdom teeth (thank you Acaila in April 2008 ) and that was helpful. My issue is that my top wisdom teeth have been coming through (painfully) for a year now, and recently they've gotten worse. I can see they're coming through normally, but the area around the gums is really sore (funnily enough!) and they're taking forever. I brush them thoroughly, use bonjela etc, but I was just wondering how much longer they're likely to take to fully erupt and stop hurting? They have a rather unfortunate habit of hurting more whenever I have an essay crisis, which I could do without :p:

    Thanks in advance
    Can take up to three years for some people and don't keep touching it or it might make them grow out of position then you'll have to get them removed which costs about £1000 and hurts like ****. Literally you would be in agony for at least a couple of weeks.
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    I had my first one come through about 3 years ago when i was about 18. Ever since then the other 3 have been trying to come through but haven't. Been having severe migraines since i was 18 which i attributed to being on the pill, but then realised it was actually my teeth attempting to come through.

    Went to the dentist, took an xray, found that all 3 that havent come through yet are at 45 degrees to the tooth in front and pushing on my teeth causing pain. It is unlikely they will come through. The dentist said they don't remove them unless you are having serious problems. I guess weekly migraines doesn't count as a serious problem......So i've got to live with it. Woo.
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    I have had terrible pains with my wisdom tooth bottom right side all my other have come through not much pain then suddenl6 it feels like my jaws been ripped open face swelling and major headaches the pain has broughy on my epilepsy seizures feeling poorly at the mo corsodyl mouthwash is really good and numbs the pain theres not alot of room for this tooth to cime through only half if it so far chewing gum feels like a massage only soothing method ive found .got dentist tomorrow crying my eyes out in agony 😢
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    Pretty sure this doesn't belong in relationships.
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    Same!!! Here!!..i am going through that right now same tooth aswell,and yes chewing gum is line being in heaven rite now
 
 
 
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