A 30-year-old female asked:
hello, please advise me on what i can get for relief: my gums are sore by my back right wisdom tooth (all my wisdom teeth came out fine). the gum is receding and swollen and painful. i've tried using andolex mouthwash to no avail.
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 40 years experience
Gingival Pain: That area is very difficult to keep clean. You may have a carious lesion which is trapping food and bacteria or a periodontal defect. It may be time to have that tooth extracted. Please see a local dentist for a consultation.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Gum problems: I agree with idea of seeing a dentist. Do you every do warm salt water gargles?
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Orthodontics 53 years experience
Gum disease: You may have a cavity that needs attention. The most probable cause, however, is gum disease. Sorry, this can't be addressed with just an ointment, poultice, mouth-wash, or snake oil. You'll need to see a local Dentist to determine the cause of your gum recession and the best cure.
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Last updated Jun 15, 2020
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