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Ingrowing wisdom tooth, painful inner cheek, redness, sore. Normal?

Hi mom wisdom tooth is growing in and it seems to be growing in just fine. Were the tooth is growing itself is not that painful at all. But I have this one part of my cheek near it which hurt. It really sore when I touch it, and when I look at it, it looks very pinched and a little red in some areas. Is this a normal thing for a growing in wisdom tooth? Is there anything I can put on it? I really don't want to have to get the tooth pulled.
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
I read your problem,i would like to tell you that you have infection in your erupting wisdom tooth region.
This wisdom tooth area is inaccessible because of that bits of food particles retained in that area and results in to inflammation which causes pain.
So i would like to suggest you please visit an oral surgeon and get the complete examination done including x-ray,if wisdom tooth is having sufficient space for it;s eruption,it should be left like this,if not,it should be removed,because wisdom tooth is vestigial tooth it does not play any role in food chewing.
Mean while you can take amoxillin,for pain can take pain killer and use warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day.
Rinse your mouth after every meal and maintain good oral hygiene.
Nothing to get worried.
Take Care.
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to erupt in the oral cavity and often its eruption is associated with symptoms like pain and discomfort in eating , difficulty in opening mouth , swelling and cheek bite.

wisdom teeth are often tilted in position and impacted in the bone , gums overlying the tooth usually undergoes inflammation known as pericoronitis .

The tilted position of the tooth leads to entrapment of the cheek mucosa in between the teeth during biting.

Due to cheek bite , the mucosa gets inflammed and appear red and sore due to trauma.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

You may need to get an OPG radiograph done for you which will show the exact position of the tooth, consult a dentist and get the tooth extracted surgically.

Apply oral antiseptic ,analgesic ointments like dentogel or mucogel topically over the affected area.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Hello dear
Its your wisdom tooth that is actully hurting you.Its permanent solution is extraction so please motivate yourself and get it extracted.In the mean while keep that area very clean,do warm saline rinses, apply any OTC available anaesthetic gel over will give you relief.
Dr. Amit k. Gaba
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
The pain at the inner cheek may be due to-
A thorough clinical as well as x-ray examination will help to evaluate position and space available for wisdom tooth eruption.
Operculectomy,ie,flap overlying tooth can be removed to enhance tooth eruption.
If there is no space for tooth eruption,you have to get it removed.
Frequent warm saline gargle can relieve pain.
Maintain good oral hygiene to avoid food lodgement.
Take antibiotics after consulting with your dentist.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to errupt in the oral cavity and is often impacted, tilted in position.
This area is difficult to clean and often leads to food accumulation leading to redness and inflammation of the surrounding gums known as PERICORONITIS.

I would suggest you to visit to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and get the checkup done.
Take an OPG radiograph , treatment will be extraction of the wisdom tooth.

Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Use warm saline gargles 3-4 times a day, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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