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An Area Of My Gum Is Swollen How Can I Tell If My Tooth Is Infected
One part of my gum is swollen it is the part with the tooth growing almost in front of some of the teeth at the top what is this?
Pathology: Swelling of the gums associated with a wisdom tooth could be a localized infection around the crown of an erupting tooth known as a pericoronitiis. It could also be due to an acute abscess and in some instances, the swelling could be related to a possible cyst. A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-rays by your dentist can provide you with a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right upper part of my gum is swollen. It's the tooth next to my bracket to hold the wire for braces, help?
Clean, clean, clean: Food impaction caused by food get stuck in the bracket or wire will cause gum swollen. Tried to clean the area with proxy brush, tip of your toothbrush, water pik, etc... Check with your dentist if he or she can relocated the bracket or molar tube higher to help with food impaction. Bonding molar tub sometimes can be used in place of molar ring to avoid gingival reaction. ...Read more
Iv had a mild toothache for a few days but today my gum is swollen & if i touch it i get like a shooting pain up into my tooth any advice?
Infection : It is easy to get food debris stuck under the tissue around the wisdom tooth because you cannot clean it. This causes an infection that needs to be treated by a dentist. The dentist may recommend extraction of the wisdom tooth. For now clean as well as you can, rinse with salt water, take ibuprophen if you can, and call your dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wisdom tooth is half out the gum is swollen and really painful I also have flu like symptoms should I see a doctor or dentist?
Dentist: You have an acute pericoronitis, or infection associated with the tissues overlying the wisdom tooth. A wisdom tooth that is partially visible in the mouth that does not fully erupt is prone to localized infections. Food and bacteria localize and colonize under the tissue overlying the tooth and results in pain and swelling. The tooth should be removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Her tooth or gum is swollen and she suspect puss on it , it also hurts very much.Does she need it taken out soon ?
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