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How do you relieve pain from swollen gums around wisdom teeth?

How do you relieve pain from swollen gums around 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 more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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I have swollen gums from wisdom teeth. How can I get the swelling down besides salt water?

I have swollen gums from wisdom teeth. How can I get the swelling down besides salt water?

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

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There are swollen gums where my wisdom teeth are. Why is it and how do I reduce the swelling?

There are swollen gums where my wisdom teeth are. Why is it and how do I reduce the swelling?

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 more

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Right behind my wisdom teeth is swollen gums .I can't bite down fully from it.What do I do?

Right behind my wisdom teeth is swollen gums .I  can't bite down fully from it.What do I do?

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 more

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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.

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.

Have it examined: It may be food impaction, periodontal pocketing, or even an abscess from a necrotic nerve. Once the cause is determined, your local dentist will determine the proper course of care. Feel better soon. ...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?

It is possible.: Your 3rd molar maybe impacted and it could be causing the discomfort by pushing on the next tooth near the distal surface or root of the molar. Go for a dental check-up and have them evaluate the cause. ...Read more

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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?

Dental abscess: Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. You are always presented with a few options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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