A 26-year-old male asked:
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what is thd best way to treat an infection of the gums caused by wisdom teeth?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Gum infection: Infections are caused by microorganisms, in this case bacteria, not by a tooth. Malposed difficult to reach for cleaning teeth can allow bacteria to collect, and thus gum disease. See your Dentist to determine if you need removal of the wisdom tooth, treatment of your gums, or modification of your Oral Hygiene. Can't fix this with a pill or an OTC.
Answered on Jun 25, 2018
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Dr. Jerry Brown
Dr. Jerry Brown commented
53 years experience Prosthodontics
Your reasoning in believing your wisdom teeth are causing a gum infection may not be sound. You may have infected wisdom teeth preventing you from preforming your home care, subsequently, a gingivitis develops due to inability to tend to your gums.
Jun 19, 2018
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Have it evaluated: Wisdom teeth are frequently in a malposed position that makes it difficult or impossible to keep clean. That can caused gum disease problem which can affect adjacent tooth also. Have your dentist evaluate your gums for signs of infection and whether to refer or to treat the problem.
Answered on Jun 27, 2018

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