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A 40-year-old member asked:

i have swollen gums from wisdom teeth. how can i get the swelling down besides salt water?

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Dr. Dinh Bui
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Dentistry 23 years experience
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 posiiton causing inflammation and trauma to the gingiva (due to plaque collected, poor oral hygiene, and traumatic occlusion in the area). Extraction would be a definitive treatment. Good brushing and antibiotic is only for temporary relief.

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