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

Answered by Dr. Naveen Thomas and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M

 

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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?


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Dr. Naveen Thomas
BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY
Dentistry, Endodontist, Paediatric Dentistry, Periodontist

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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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