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Will temporary crown on wisdom tooth gum cause swelling before removal?

Will temporary crown on wisdom tooth gum cause swelling before removal?

Depends: Depends on how carefully the temporary was made. Properly made temporary crowns shouldn't cause swelling. You should see your dentist - there might be a problem with the nerve in the tooth. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What can be done for swelling of the gums where a wisdom tooth is pushing through?

What can be done for swelling of the gums where a wisdom tooth is pushing through?

The most common: Complaint with wisdom teeth is exactly what you are describing. In essence you are "teething" and you now understand why baby's cry! Warm salt water rinse is good. Antibiotic is better. Getting the tooth evaluated and possibly removed is best. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had wisdom tooth removed 2-1/2 days ago. The gum is swelling now, and there is a patch of white tissue near where the hole is. Is this normal?

I had wisdom tooth removed 2-1/2 days ago. The gum is swelling now, and there is a patch of white tissue near where the hole is. Is this normal?

Needs to be seen: This requires a personal clinical exam and evaluation by the dentist who removed your tooth and cannot be answered accurately, sight unseen. A description over the internet is inadequate to make that determination. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is coming in. My gums around it have minor swelling and don't hurt. Is it from the tooth breaking through? Is it impacted, or no?

My wisdom tooth is coming in. My gums around it have minor swelling and don't hurt. Is it from the tooth breaking through? Is it impacted, or no?

See your dentist: Who can determine whether or not your wisdom tooth is coming in straight and if there will be enough room for it. Better to know early and plan for an extraction, if necessary, rather than wait until you have severe pain and swelling. On the other hand that might not be necessary. See a dentist to find out which scenario is more likely. ...Read more

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1st wisdom tooth is coming. Little swelling, and no other pain. Sides of tooth is visible but top is covered by gum. Impacted, or growing in normally?

1st wisdom tooth is coming. Little swelling, and no other pain. Sides of tooth is visible but top is covered by gum. Impacted, or growing in normally?

Wisdom teeth: Unfortunately we can't determine over the internet without clinically examining you and seeing and x-ray of the erupting tooth whether or not the tooth is in fact coming in straight with sufficient room for it to erupt into a normal position and with the absence of future problems. See a dentist to determine that. Sooner is better than later. ...Read more

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How long it takes for swelling go down in m gums the dotcor said I have a gum infection from my wisdom tooth they gave me antobics?

How long it takes for swelling go down in m gums the dotcor said I have a gum infection from my wisdom tooth they gave me antobics?

Hard to tell: All depends on cause of infection, position of tooth and how soon you will have it removed. Antibiotics are a temporary fix to reduce swelling enough to remove tooth. ...Read more

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I just had my lower wisdom tooth extracted last night, it took 30 minutes for my dentist to remove. Now my gums is swelling what will I do?

I just had my lower wisdom tooth extracted last night, it took 30 minutes for my dentist to remove. Now my gums is swelling what will I do?

Normal? Call DDS: That's not an unreasonable amount of time, but depends upon the difficulty of the extraction and the level of skill of the dentist. It's normal to expect some swelling. Follow your dentist's written or oral instructions and call the dentist if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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I currently have a wisdom tooth that is growing and it is swelling the gum area. I am unable to open my mouth all the way. Is this normal?

I currently have a wisdom tooth that is growing and it is swelling the gum area. I am unable to open my mouth all the way. Is this normal?

Normal?: While this is fairly common, pain and swelling are not "normal." Would be best to have your wisdom teeth evaluated by a specialist Oral Surgeon to determine if treatment is required, and to provide you with help to make you feel better. ...Read more

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What would be best homeopathic for slight facial swelling poss due to unexposed wisdom tooth (no mouth/gum pain). 62 & female.

What would be best homeopathic for slight facial swelling poss due to unexposed wisdom tooth (no mouth/gum pain). 62 & female.

Your body, but......: While the healing ability of your own body will be the best homeopathic solution, you cannot be sure as to the exact cause of the swelling, whether it's the wisdom tooth or another cause, or if you have an infection that requires specific treatment and antibiotic coverage. Therefore, it is imperative that you see a dentist for an evaluation. This includes x-rays of the area. ...Read more

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I have an unbearable pain and a swelling in my gums on the lower jaw around the wisdom tooth area. Please advice an immediate pain reliever.

I have an unbearable pain and a swelling in my gums on the lower jaw around the wisdom tooth area. Please advice an immediate pain reliever.

Possibly sounds: Like pericoronitis. Recommend seeing a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. In the interim 3-4 advils (ibuprofen) every 6-8 hours, peroxide-water warm rinse 4x/day. Topical anesthetic (orajel) type might also help. Feel better. All the best. ...Read more

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Will the swollen skin tag like gum above AND next to my erupting wisdom tooth go down? No pain, just swelling. Warm water&salt would help swelling?

Will the swollen skin tag like gum above AND next to my erupting wisdom tooth go down? No pain, just swelling. Warm water&salt would help swelling?

Operculum: If the tag of tissue is covering the posterior part of your wisdom tooth, it is probably inflamed due to food/bacterial impaction or trauma from the maxillary tooth hitting it as you bite down. It may shrink away on its own, but in many cases a small excision does the trick. Try to clean it well and see your dentist if the problem continues. Wisdom teeth are often removed due to lack of space. ...Read more

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I have not yet had my wisdom teeth pulled and in the back bottom left side of my teeth my wisdom tooth has so much swelling that it feels like my gums are growing back over the tooth. Also it hurts to eat and now today it feels like I have an ear infectio

I have not yet had my wisdom teeth pulled and in the back bottom left side of my teeth my wisdom tooth has so much swelling that it feels like my gums are growing back over the tooth. Also it hurts to eat and now today it feels like I have an ear infectio

Wisdom teeth: Sounds like periocoronitis (best diagnosed by your dentist/oral surgeon), that's inflammation of the gum that over grows the wisdom tooth. I'd contact your dentist/ oral surgeon now, as you may need an antibiotic or removal sooner than later. ...Read more

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Can a wisdom tooth coming in sideways not yet broke thru gums cause ear, jaw, neck pain/swelling? What's best for swelling? Plan 2 call dentist asap

Can a wisdom tooth coming in sideways not yet broke thru gums cause ear, jaw, neck pain/swelling? What's best for swelling? Plan 2 call dentist asap

All of the above: An impacted wisdom tooth can cause all of the above symptoms,
so yes see a dentist asap for examination, evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth is causing my cheek and gum areas to swell, and it hurts to open my mouth. Appointment not for 3 days. Anything that can help till then?

Wisdom tooth is causing my cheek and gum areas to swell, and it hurts to open my mouth. Appointment not for 3 days. Anything that can help till then?

OTC meds: Alternate 600 mg. Of Ibuprofen with 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) each 3 hours. Apply cold packs if that helps and hopefully you should be able to be seen early in the week. If that isn't doing the trick, en emergency room will have stronger pain meds available. ...Read more

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Would a wisdom tooth breaking through the gum make your tonsil swell and your ear to itch?

Would a wisdom tooth breaking through the gum make your tonsil swell and your ear to itch?

Tooth breaking gum: The eruption of a posterior (rear) tooth can cause general malaise, a fever up to 100 degrees and soreness in the tonsillar pillars. Itching of the ear is not a common sequella of tooth eruption. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

How to reduce swelling after wisdom tooth surgical extraction?

Anti- inflammatories: It's normal and expected to have done swelling after 3rd molars extraction. Anti inflammatories medication such as ibuprofen combined with strong pain medication is usually prescribed. Application of ice bag on site can bring some relief. However if pain or swelling persist 3-5 days after surgery consult with the doctor that performed the surgery. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is infected. I was given penicillin. When will the swelling go down? And will the pain Go away with it?

My wisdom tooth is infected. I was given penicillin. When will the swelling go down? And will the pain Go away with it?

Give it some time.: Antibiotics are not pain medications, so you may want to take something like Advil or Alleve to help with the pain. As far as the swelling goes, often the swelling gets worse for the first couple of day after starting antibiotics. By day 5 or so the swelling should be down. Remember, penicillin is only a temporary solution so you may want to see a dentist or oral surgeon to treat this properly. ...Read more

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Had my wisdom tooth extracted2 days ago, I'm taking BiRodogyl and Megamylase, how can I reduce the swelling? Does ice work or warm water? Thank you.

Had my wisdom tooth extracted2 days ago, I'm taking BiRodogyl and Megamylase, how can I reduce the swelling? Does ice work or warm water? Thank you.

No more ice: Swelling around the mouth, cheeks, eyes and sides of the face is not uncommon. This is the body’s normal reaction to surgery and eventual repair. After 36 hours, ice has little beneficial effect and can be replaced with the application of moist heat to the sides of the face. This is generally beneficial in reducing the swelling. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to reduce swelling from a wisdom tooth removal.

What are the best ways to reduce swelling from a wisdom tooth removal.

Ice & elevation: Using ice packs for 10-15 minute intervals frequently and keeping your head up including sleeping with extra pillows at night can help with swelling from recent wisdom tooth extraction ...Read more

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Hi my wisdom tooth is coming in and around the area it is super swollen how can I reduce the swelling?

Hi my wisdom tooth is coming in and around the area it is super swollen how can I reduce the swelling?

Visit your dentist: Any other treatment like NSAIDs or antibiotics is a temporary relief. Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-25. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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I have swelling and a lot pain behind lower right partially erupted wisdom. From Cholesteatoma? Or normal wisdom tooth development?

I have swelling and a lot pain behind lower right partially erupted wisdom. From Cholesteatoma? Or normal wisdom tooth development?

Cholesteatoma: Cholesteatoma is a type of skin cyst located in the middle ear and mastoid bone in your skull. Neither structure is near your impacted wisdom tooth. It's pretty safe to say you should call an oral surgeon for an appointment... if you are in a lot of pain and swollen, the tooth probably has to be extracted. ...Read more

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My first wisdom tooth is starting to grow out, I have swelling and pain on that side of my jaw, how long will it take until I can get it removed?

My first wisdom tooth is starting to grow out, I have swelling and pain on that side of my jaw, how long will it take until I can get it removed?

Wisdom tooth: Check with your dentist to make sure the swelling and pain is from the wisdom tooth. It is not unusual to have some discomfort when the tooth is erupting through the gum.
Your dentist or an oral surgeon can determine by examination and x-rays if the tooth should be removed. ...Read more

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Hey I got my Bottom right Wisdom tooth out four days ago and I still have minor swelling but I was wondering if I could eat sushi with rice yet?

Hey I got my Bottom right Wisdom tooth out four days ago and I still have minor swelling but I was wondering if I could eat sushi with rice yet?

Enjoy: Sure. Enjoy your sushi. Remember to brush and floss around all your teeth and rinse your mouth after eating when that's not possible during the day after snacks. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is coming out and my Submandibular gland in the same side is swelling on and off but never goes completely normal. Is this worrying?

My wisdom tooth is coming out and my Submandibular gland in the same side is swelling on and off but never goes completely normal. Is this worrying?

Wisdom tooth: See a dentist, preferably an Oral Surgeon to determine in the tooth needs to be removed. Don't merely worry, act by getting it evaluated for palliative treatment, antibiotics if necessary and/or removal before it flares up and you have a bigger problem. ...Read more

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Sudden wisdom tooth pain and swelling. Is this an infection?

Sudden wisdom tooth pain and swelling. Is this an infection?

Probably: Probably. An infection called pericoronitis. See your dentist. Antibiotics will treat the problem temporarily. Then you should consider having the tooth removed. ...Read more

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Could lip swelling be from an infected wisdom tooth?

Could lip swelling be from an infected wisdom tooth?

See a dentist: It's possible, depending on the severity of the infection. Swelling can also go under your jaw and down your neck. You should see your dentist asap for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for wisdom tooth swelling to fully go down?

How long does it take for wisdom tooth swelling to fully go down?

Swelling: If you mean swelling after extraction. I would say the swelling is different for each person but usually starts to diminish after the 3rd or 4th day. You can safely use some hot damp compresses (damp hot towels) to help relieve the swelling and discomfort. Also complete your medicine. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more