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Gum Swollen Around Wisdom Tooth
My gum gets swollen with fluid from time to time where my wisdom tooth is in the bottom left side what is the problem?
Infection or Cyst: Partially erupted wisdom teeth where the teeth are partially visible and covered with tissue are prone to localized infections or pericoronitis because of the difficulty in cleaning. Another possibility could be the presence of a localized cyst associated with the crown of the wisdom tooth. A clinical and radiographic exam would be strongly recommended to determine what treatment is indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 partially erupted wisdom tooth has swollen gum covering one side of the tooth. Is it time for it to get taken out?
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that are not able to emerge normally become impacted or trapped within the jaw. If they emerge partially through the the gums a passageway is created and can become infected. Some dentists recommend removing them if they don't fully emerge or if they grow near the nerve of the lower jaw. Some believe that it is better to remove them early. See your dentist for exam and his opinion ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wisdom Tooth: The swollen gums due to a wisdom tooth can be remedied in two ways. First, the offending tooth can simply be removed. Second, the tissue around the tooth can be surgically removed, so that you can clean the tooth at home. I would go and get it looked at. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is possible: When wisdom teeth cut through the tissue, the area get inflamed all around it, depending on your body's reaction it can extend to most of the teeth on the same side especially if it gets infected. To make sure it is not something else it is best to consult with a dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflamed: It sounds like you have gingivitis or gum inflammation/infection. See your dentist for help. You can , in the meantime, take homeopathic hypericum and swish and spit with half and half mouthwash and peroxide to decrease some of the inflammation. You may need antibiotics. Do not put this off as i the longer it goes the worse it gets! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wisdom tooth on lower left side of jaw visibly growing in. Swollen, soar & annoying discomfort in area as well as gums. Safe to eat normally?
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