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Swollen Gums Wisdom Teeth
See your dentist: This is often a sign of an infection called pericoronitis. This usually results because the wisdom teeth can't erupt all the way. Other causes may be dental decay or periodontal disease. You should see your dentist to figure out exactly what is going on, but it probably means you need your wisdom tooth or teeth removed. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Extraction: Pericoronitis is a condition when gum surrounding the tooth is inflamed. It occurs frequently in the area of wisdom teeth, when a partial erupting posiiton causing inflammation and trauma to the gingiva (due to plaque collected, poor oral hygiene, and traumatic occlusion in the area). Extraction would be a definitive treatment. Good brushing and antibiotic is only for temporary relief. Read more
Erupting or?: You may or may not have enough room for your wisdom teeth to erupt. You may have swollen gums from the normal eruption of your wisdom teeth, or an infection, pericoronitis (inflammation) or food impaction. See a dentist to determine the cause and advice as what to do. Take some otc pain medication and rinse with salt water in the meantime. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make a dental appt.: The condition is called pericornitis; it is an inflammation of the gums when a tooth that is breaking through the gums into the mouth occurs. A little pocket of gum tissue collects food behind the tooth. You can rinse with some warm salt water to help heal the gum tissue and take some Motrin to relieve the discomfort of gum pain. Your doctor may elect to remove the excess tissue with a laser. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wisdom teeth have been taken out over a year ago but now my gums are swollen and painful. They aren't really red... Any suggestions?
I have soar gums they are swollen around back teeth and feel like the are raw it hurts to chew and swallow, and I have no wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth extracted already 10 years ago, I believe it has left behind a small piece of tooth, and my gland is swollen and gum inflammed, should I?
What do I do with the swelling. My gum swollened at the back of the molar and it's not wisdom teeth that cause it because I removed last year.
My teeth have been killing me, all my molars and my wisdom teeth gums are red and swollen. Are they growing?
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?
What procedure is necessary when gums are swollen and begin to grow above wisdom teeth, sensitive and start to have bad breath?
Eating sunflower seeds. I think one poked my top left gum behind molar. Is inflamed and swollen. Haven't had tonsils or wisdom teeth removed. Concerns?
Swollen gums: It might resolve on its own or... there may still be something stuck under your gums or... it might be getting infected. See your local dentist to have this evaluated. Rinse with salt water and make sure you continue to brush and floss properly meanwhile. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wisdom teeth are making me have tonsillitis and swollen gum to the point I can't swallow bite eat. Is there anyway to cure/soothe as I am overseas?
Wisdom teeth: This can't be treated without a clinical and visual examination. Find a local dentist for and accurate diagnosis, and treatment. Read more
Hi, I recently had all 4 wisdom teeth removed on Friday night. My face is swollen. My stitch came out and in the slit in my gum I see grey. What is it?
Likely normal tissue: What you may be seeing is raw tissue; most likely it will heal without a problem as long as you follow your doctor's instruction for oral care. Keep your follow up appointment and call your doctor if you become concerned about infection--this may be indicated by increased pain, foul taste or odor in mouth Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my glands under my jaw line are swollen and my gums where my bottom 2 wisdom teeth will come through are swollen and is affecting my hearing help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer