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An Area Of My Gum Is Swollen How Can I Tell If My Tooth Is Infected
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
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?
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?
Her tooth or gum is swollen and she suspect puss on it , it also hurts very much.Does she need it taken out soon ?
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