A member asked:

Can my wisdom teeth growing out cause my gums to swell (with braces)?

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Yes: With or without braces the gum will swell locally, around the erupting tooth. Braces can only make it worse if you are not diligent with your oral hygiene because of the braces. So, yes and no.

Answered 1/26/2013

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Dr. John Thaler answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Yes: As they push their way out, the gum tissue over and around them can swell.

Answered 2/25/2013

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Yes: With or without braces erupting wisdom teeth can cause localized swelling. Ask your general dentist or orthodontist to refer you to an oral surgeon for consultation. There can be other , causes for swelling, and the problem should be investigated.

Answered 2/16/2013

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Yes: Erupting wisdom teeth can cause gums to swell with or without braces. Your family dentist and/or orthodontist should be able to advise if you should have the wisdom teeth extracted or not.

Answered 5/22/2015

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