Q. What can be done for swollen gums where wisdom tooth is erupting?

Answered by
Dr. Naveen Thomas
and medically reviewed by Dr. Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Jun 24, 2019

Hello doctor,

I think my right side bottom wisdom tooth is coming as there is a ball on the back side of my gum that is really swollen. It almost feels like a pimple and the area around it has white lines on the inner cheek wall. What should I do?

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentistry Endodontist Paediatric Dentistry Periodontist
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If there is not much pain, it is better to let it grow fully. It may take a month or two to fully come out. If it does not, and the area gets painful then better to get an X-ray done for its exact position. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week or two. Use a chewing gum on that side, it helps in faster growth of the tooth into occlusion.

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