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swollen gums due to wisdom teeth

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Teething: Your wisdom teeth need to be evaluated by an Oral Surgeon to determine if there is enough room for them to erupt and if they are properly angulated. I ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
36 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Painful wisdom teeth: Pain from swollen gums around wisdom teeth is caused by inflammation and is called pericoronitis. Temporary measures to relieve pain include salt wate ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your dentist: This is often a sign of an infection called pericoronitis. This usually results because the wisdom teeth can't erupt all the way. Other causes may b ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
43 years experience Dentistry
Salt water rinse: You probably have some type of gum infectio. Rinse with warm salt water and see your dentist.
Dr. Donovan Young
29 years experience Dentistry
Make a dental appt.: The condition is called pericornitis; it is an inflammation of the gums when a tooth that is breaking through the gums into the mouth occurs. A littl ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Erupting or ?: You may or may not have enough room for your wisdom teeth to erupt. You may have swollen gums from the normal eruption of your wisdom teeth, or an in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: Pericoronitis is a condition when gum surrounding the tooth is inflamed. It occurs frequently in the area of wisdom teeth, when a partial erupting po ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kesval Pillay-lungoomiah
Specializes in General Practice
Gingivitis : This sounds like gingivitis and dental sepsis. Please consult health care provider to see if antibiotics are necessary
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See dentist: You need to see a dentist to have the wisdom tooth and gingiva evaluated to determine proper treatment of the situation. You might need to have the to ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Yes you should: See a local dentist to determine whether or not a small piece of tooth was actually left. That may or may not be the case. There are a number of other ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Have it examined: It may be food impaction, periodontal pocketing, or even an abscess from a necrotic nerve. Once the cause is determined, your local dentist will deter ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Keith Hollander
36 years experience Dentistry
No: first molars are two teeth in front of wisdom teeth

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