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Apart from extraction, is there any way to manage swelling due to wisdom tooth eruption?


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Published At January 20, 2019
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have an inflamed gum at end of the jaw and showed to different dentists. They said it is the wisdom tooth coming out in the wrong position so it has to be extracted. I am not comfortable with extraction. Is there any other solution to reduce the swelling?


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Wisdom teeth or third molars are usually the last ones to erupt. During the eruption time, there are some inflammation and redness in gum pad known as pericoronitis. If the orientation of the tooth is not in a proper path, the dentist decides to extract it. This is a universally accepted method because there is no sufficient space in the jaw for the tooth to come out. If the tooth was left as it is, it can cause more problems in the future. So I suggest you go for extraction. This is the best way to cure your problem, do not be panic because the whole procedure will be performed under local anesthesia.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey
Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey


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