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Swelling Of Gums Around Wisdom Tooth
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?
The rule of thumb: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 every 6-8 hours, peroxide-water warm rinse 4x/day. Topical anesthetic (orajel) type might also help. Feel better. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Dry socket : Time is a healer , you have to follow your doctor post op instructions , hope you have one , take your anti biotic and the Motrin 600-800 mg if you are not already on it, rinses start with warm salt water three to four times daily , avoid chewing on that side , the possibilities of dry socket is high . If pain persist go back and see your dentists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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