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A 18-year-old female asked:

Inflamed gums and swollen lymph node on the side of the wisdom tooth breaking through. what can i do about this?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
See A Dentist: Inflammation and swelling associated with a wisdom tooth with swelling of the the lymph nodes is not only a painful situation, but one that can develop into a more serious problem. You need a clinical examination and diagnostic x-ray(s) by a dentist to determine the recommended course of treatment.

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