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A 43-year-old female asked:

Small moveable bump on the bone behind wisdom tooth. no redness but swollen. burning pain and mucosa sensitive. salty when push on. wis tooth cavity?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Likely not: Probably a pericoronitis, or inflammation and infection of tissue over/around the wisdom tooth. Hot salt water rinses, massaging with index finger might help a little. See your Oral Surgeon ASAP. Good Luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your dentist: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal.

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Last updated Feb 6, 2015

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