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Winsdom teeth are fully grown in. only issue is small flap of gum that goes over side of tooth, gets infected. ways 2 treat/prevent infection at home?

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Wisdom teeth: In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay or gums. It is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist or oral surgeon. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation.

Answered 6/21/2014

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Rubber tip or remove: It is very hard to keep that tissue clean. A rubber tip stimulator might help you keep the area clean. Or you can have the tissue removed and see if it doesn't grow back. Lasers work real well here.

Answered 1/5/2019

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