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What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

A few things: Infection, stuck food, cyst, tumor. Best bet is to see a board certified oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

Gum Swelling (Definition)

There are many causes: gum disease, hormonal changes, medications, food impact ...Read more


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What is the swollen gum tissue behind my back tooth?

What is the swollen gum tissue behind my back tooth?

Swollen gum tissue: Swollen gum tissue behind your back tooth is called an operculum. It can be redundant, excess tissue, tissue left over following removal of a wisdom tooth, or the flap of tissue covering an erupting wisdom tooth. Visit your dentist to have him/her check it out for you. ...Read more

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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 more

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I've got a swollen gum around my tooth and I don't know what it is, it doesn't hurt only when I touch it with my finger, help?

I've got a swollen gum around my tooth and I don't know what it is, it doesn't hurt only when I touch it with my finger, help?

Infection?: That's only a guess, since I cannot examine you. Your best bet is to call a local dentist for an appointment, since you cannot treat this problem at home. It may be due to periodontal disease, it might be from a non-vital nerve. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen gum in front of tooth at home?

Hard to say...: Without knowing the cause of the swelling, proper treatment cannot be determined. For that, you will need to see a local dentist. There are no home remedies to restore teeth. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth extraction 3 days ago woke up with swollen gum and pain is this normal?

Just had a tooth extraction 3 days ago woke up with swollen gum and pain is this normal?

Very common: Swelling and pain after tooth extraction procedure is normal body reaction. It is a good sign and indicator of normal progress of healing of tooth extraction socket. Swelling usually lasts for 7-10 days. If concerned, see your surgeon for post-op visit. ...Read more

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How can I get my husbands swollen gum to go down with out going to a dentist it's swollen around his back tooth after he was sick?

How can I get my husbands swollen gum to go down with out going to a dentist it's swollen around his back tooth after he was sick?

You're not a Doctor: Your husband may very well have an infection that requires care by a professional. You can do more harm than good. Get him to a Dentist, NOW. Don't be foolish. This is NOT a DIY project. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gum above one tooth. How do to cure this?

I have a swollen gum above one tooth. How do to cure this?

See a dentist: Sounds like you have an abscess from an infected nerve or a periodontal pocket. These issues need to be treated and will not resolve with antibiotics alone.

Call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Hi I have a piece of lose swollen gum hangin over my tooth at the right side on the front, what can this be?

Hi I have a piece of lose swollen gum hangin over my tooth at the right side on the front, what can this be?

Local inflammation: It could be due to a foreign body, such as tartar or food stuck in that area which is causing the gum tissue to swell and detach from the teeth. Best course of action is see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have like a swollen gum behind my last tooth. I'm 25 and have not gotten my wisdom teeth yet. Could that be it?

I have like a swollen gum behind my last tooth. I'm 25 and have not gotten my wisdom teeth yet. Could that be it?

Wisdom Teeth: 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. Get NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC and see your dentist for evaluation and x-rays ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr, I had pain swollen gum after undergoes front tooth filling (white composite filling)and now it has been a week. Is that normal?

Dr, I had pain swollen gum after undergoes front tooth filling (white composite filling)and now it has been a week. Is that normal?

More info needed...: Did you get an injection? Was the filling near the gumline? No one answer can apply to all situations. Speak to the dentist who did the filling for you. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old daughter has swollen gum just above her front tooth. I just noticed today its like a round ball. Is it bcoz of poor brushing?

My 4 yr old daughter has swollen gum just above her front tooth. I just noticed today its like a round ball. Is it bcoz of poor brushing?

May be infection: More info is needed... does the tooth have a cavity or a deep restoration? Did she ever traumatize the tooth? It needs to be looked at by a dentist to determine if treatment is necessary. Please make an appointment for her. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I have a friend who has a swollen gum just behind the wisdom tooth. Is there a way to ease the pain until we can see a dentist?

Hello doctor, I have a friend who has a swollen gum just behind the wisdom tooth. Is there a way to ease the pain until we can see a dentist?

The important. ..: ... question is how quickly is the pain and swelling of the gum progressing? What you describe is most likely an infection. The faster it worsens, the quicker your friend needs antibiotics from the dentist to treat it. While minor infections may resolve spontaneously with more thorough cleaning of the area, not all do. Over-the-counter pain meds only hide the pain warning of a looming problem. ...Read more

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My bottom front tooth has a swollen gum, and I can feel the soreness like a bruise down my chin. What are some causes? I keep up with my oral hygiene.

See a dentist ASAP: It is a sign that there is chronic infection and your body is draining it out. Unlike some other types of infection, a chronic dental/gum abscess will not get better on its own. See your dentist for definitive treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have swollen gum in the back of my mouth behind last tooth, is this my wisdom teeth coming in?

I have swollen gum in the back of my mouth behind last tooth, is this my wisdom teeth coming in?

Very possibly: It can also be caused by a periodontal pocket in that area. Your dentist will be able to tell after an examination with radiographs. Either way, it needs to be treated to avoid bone loss on that second molar. ...Read more

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Child has swollen gum in roof of mouth after tooth extraction. What is the best remedy?

Child has swollen gum in roof of mouth after tooth extraction. What is the best remedy?

Call the dentist: To find out if this was expected and how best to handle it, or if it requires that you child be seen again. ...Read more

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I had a filling on a wisdom tooth 2 days ago and now its throbbing intensively, swollen gum and extremely sore to touch, is this normal??

I had a filling on a wisdom tooth 2 days ago and now its throbbing intensively, swollen gum and extremely sore to touch, is this normal??

No: It sounds like your tooth is dyine or dead. It, therefore needs root canal work or extraction. Being a third molar sort of makes it lean toward extraction. ...Read more

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Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Impacted tooth: We could guess as to the cause of your problem or you could see a dentist to know for sure. I think the second choice is a better one. May be related to an impacted wisdom tooth or a number of other issues as TMJ and ear infection. Can be all related or separate issues. ...Read more

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Swollen gum after picking food stuck between teeth. What to do?

Swollen gum after picking food stuck between teeth. What to do?

Keep it clean: What did you use to "pick it out"? Hopefully not a tooth pick or similar device. Floss is usually the best and safest method. Continue to brush and floss properly and often enough and it should be fine within a few days. If you are concerned or it does improve shortly, see your dentist! ...Read more

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I have a swollen gum around one of my front teeth. I never had any teeth problems before. What should I do?

I have a swollen gum around one of my front teeth. I never had any teeth problems before. What should I do?

Swollen gum: There is no way to say for sure without a visual exam. It could be a gum abscess, a tooth abcess, a response to an injury.
You haven't said how long it's been swollen, whether it bleeds, whether it's painful.
Make an appointment with your dentist to have it examined. ...Read more

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Swollen gum after picking food stuck between teeth. Is this an infection?

Swollen gum after picking food stuck between teeth. Is this an infection?

It might be: At a minimum it is irritated and inflamed. There may still be something stuck in there. If does not resolve in a day or so, please see your dentist. ...Read more

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In my bottom teeth my incisor got no enamel on it and looks thin. What will happen if I lose a layer of dentin. Can't have crown I've got swollen gum?

In my bottom teeth my incisor got no enamel on it and looks thin. What will happen if I lose a layer of dentin. Can't have crown I've got swollen gum?

2 separate problems: 1. Gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked and treated by a dentist. 2. When enamel damaged, the tooth is more susceptible to cavities. There are variety of options to fix lost enamel to protect dentine: for small erosion bonding is used. If the enamel loss is significant, full crown maybe a solution. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Swollen gum and tenderness under my chin... Feel fine other than that. Teeth don't hurt??

Swollen gum and tenderness under my chin... Feel fine other than that. Teeth don't hurt??

Gingivitis: The inflamed gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, forms a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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Hi. I have swollen gum behind two front teeth for 3 weeks now. Its very painful at times as I have an overbite. Have tried salt water and antibiotic?

Hi. I have swollen gum behind two front teeth for 3 weeks now. Its very painful at times as I have an overbite. Have tried salt water and antibiotic?

See you dentist: It is important to determine the cause of your symptoms, so please see your dentist as soon as possible. If in fact, your problem is the result of your overbite, you occlusion can (very likely) be corrected. ...Read more

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Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?

Day 6, 4impacted wisdom teeth removal. Still can't close mouth all the way due to little lumps @ the back of my mouth (swollen gum?). Is this normal?

It is not normal: Wisdom teeth. It was a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have a swollen gum after a teeth cleaning? I was in for my regular six month check up last week, and since then the gum on the rear lower left side of my jaw looks and feels swollen. There is not a lot of pain, but it is a bit tender. Could my de

Why do I have a swollen gum after a teeth cleaning? I was in for my regular six month check up last week, and since then the gum on the rear lower left side of my jaw looks and feels swollen. There is not a lot of pain, but it is a bit tender. Could my de

Drs: Drs zweig and mcleod have given you good advice. Sometimes the gum is irritated from the cleaning, sometimes a bit of calculus may have lodged in the space between the gum and tooth, causing an inflammatory response.

Regarding the dentist you are currently seeing... The choice is yours. You should feel comfortable with the person who is treating you. If you were, you wouldn't be asking for our advice... You would have called him first.

Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat: You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection (s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read more