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lower right wisdom tooth
lower right wisdom too  
Hey, i hope this finds you doing well!
Im 22, and my wisdom teeth have slowly begun to pop in. My top two havent done anything as far as i can tell, but my bottom left came great.. asymptomatic and nonpathological.
My right one? Its coming in without apparent blockage but its slightly rotated.
5 days ago it started hurting.. not pain really but a sore teething sensation that was made worse by eating, drinking ot opening mouth wide. Its gotten somewhat better since and theres no fever or sign of infection.
Also, i brush daily (usually twice, sometimes not sadly, but always daily) with Colgate total (with triclosan) and use listerine complete with fluoride afterward.
The past 5 days ive been swishing warm salt water over the area 3 times a day and after lunch at work i swish 1 part water 1 part hydrogen peroxide for a minute.

I attached a picture of it too.

Basically, im trying to give it a chance to erupt normally by keeping it clean, but i was wondering what you thought of it strictly based on the picture.

I know its hard not being able to look at it, but i will greatly value your feedback until I get to a dentist in july.
thanks in advance!

you are absolutely right and your line of thought is correct.
give tooth a chance.... keep the rinsing going, u should add a litlle mouthwash and pinch of salt.
take about 4-5 glasses per day.
can take a tylenol/advil for temporary relief.
best wishes


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