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Growing wisdom tooth, sore area in mouth, swollen gums, sore throat. Medical attention required?

Hello yesterday my wisdom tooth was coming up and my mouth in that area was sore. Last night it turned into my gums being swollen on that side, sore throat on same side and this morning I can t open my mouth very much as it hurts so bad. Is there anything I can do to alleviate the pain, it woke me out of deep sleep and made me cry I was in such pain....I don t cry over boo boos. Its Sunday and I don t know if I should wait to see dentist tomorrow or have an. emergency call done?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Hello ,

Thanks for posting your query.

The pain and swelling gums ,sore throat are usually associated with wisdom tooth eruption.
For temporary relief,frequent warm saline gargle may help.
Betadine and hydrogen peroxide solution can be used to irrigate the inflammed area.
Avoid stress and take rest.
Analgesics and antibiotics can give only temporary relief.
I would suggest you to get clinical as well as radiological check-up by an oral surgeon.
Depending on the position of erupting tooth,it has to extracted or flap overlying tooth has to be incised and removed to enhance tooth eruption.
I wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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