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The gum around my wisdom tooth has swollen my cheeks swollen it hurts when I swallow should I see emg dentist or wait till mon?
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
10 doctors agree
In brief: Pain and swelling
Dental pain and swelling can represent an infection that is becoming an abscess.
Particularly in the face of difficulty swallowing, an urgent exam should be performed. If caught early enough, antibiotics may be all that is needed--but incision and drainage may be needed if left unattended. Oral infections can spread deeply and rapidly and need to be ruled out quickly. Urgent care/dentist/ent.

In brief: Pain and swelling
Dental pain and swelling can represent an infection that is becoming an abscess.
Particularly in the face of difficulty swallowing, an urgent exam should be performed. If caught early enough, antibiotics may be all that is needed--but incision and drainage may be needed if left unattended. Oral infections can spread deeply and rapidly and need to be ruled out quickly. Urgent care/dentist/ent.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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3 doctors agree
In brief: See DDS
Go see a dentist, an antibiotic may be prescribed and in addition, the operculum may need to be removed.
Wisdom teeth usually are evident between 18-20 years old, so I would have the dentist check all third molars for referral and possible extraction prior to any additional sequeli.

In brief: See DDS
Go see a dentist, an antibiotic may be prescribed and in addition, the operculum may need to be removed.
Wisdom teeth usually are evident between 18-20 years old, so I would have the dentist check all third molars for referral and possible extraction prior to any additional sequeli.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: Either one
If you are having difficulty swallowing you need to be seen asap to prevent a more serious problem from occurring, and antibiotic therapy and/or more definitive treatment if indicated.

In brief: Either one
If you are having difficulty swallowing you need to be seen asap to prevent a more serious problem from occurring, and antibiotic therapy and/or more definitive treatment if indicated.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably can wait
What you describe is likely called pericoronitis.
22 is an age when wisdom teeth commonly emerge. As it does the back end is covered by gum, and debris and food impaction happen often. If it happens often, removal of the 3rd molars is indicated. If you do not have a fever, monday is just fine. They will likely start you on antibiotics.

In brief: Probably can wait
What you describe is likely called pericoronitis.
22 is an age when wisdom teeth commonly emerge. As it does the back end is covered by gum, and debris and food impaction happen often. If it happens often, removal of the 3rd molars is indicated. If you do not have a fever, monday is just fine. They will likely start you on antibiotics.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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2 doctors agree
In brief: See an EMG dentist
The swelling around your teeth is evidence of either an infection or severe irritation.
Both situations are unhealthy and need to be diagnosed and treated by a dentist.

In brief: See an EMG dentist
The swelling around your teeth is evidence of either an infection or severe irritation.
Both situations are unhealthy and need to be diagnosed and treated by a dentist.
Dr. Malcolm Musgrave
Dr. Malcolm Musgrave
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Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes see your dentist
You probably need antibiotics.

In brief: Yes see your dentist
You probably need antibiotics.
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
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