Wisdom tooth on lower left side of jaw visibly growing in. Swollen, soar & annoying discomfort in area as well as gums. Safe to eat normally?

Get it removed . Most of us don't have room for them to erupt into the mouth properly. They will cause jaw damage and damage to other teeth. Consider havin it removed asap. . Safe to eat normally. But won't get better on its own for long.
Yes. Yes, just make sure you keep the tissues clean and free of any residual food and bacteria. You can rinse with listerine or scope after brushing to help reduce bacterial growth.
Eat carefully. Keep the area very clean, if you trap food (poppy seed, raspberry seed, etc) in the gum, you will become very swollen. This may be the cause of your problem. Try rinsing with colgate peroxyl. See your dentist asap.

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