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Left wisdom tooth coming, gum and back of mouth is sore, pale yellow pus from gums. Normal?

My left wisdom tooth has begun to come through, and although it s straight, at the moment it has only half come through, and the gum that is still covering it has been sore, along with the left side of the very back of my mouth , I realised the other day that there was pale yellowy puss coming out of the gum when I squeezed it, and now the flap is becoming loose, and when is wobbles a small section of gum around the back and side of the molar infront moves too, what should I do? and is this normal?
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello, the problem u had described is called pericoronitis.. it means the swollen and painful gums due to erupting tooth.. this problem can be prvented by proper cleaning of region and use of mouthwashes.

if the problem is recurrent in nature then a radiograph is taken to find out the position of erupting tooth and its eruption angle.. later on as per radiographic findings the treatment is carried out.. either extraction of erupting wisdom tooth or simple operculectomy to expose the erupting tooth..

sometime cheek bite is caused by upper and lower wisdom tooth due to wrong angulation of their cusps at that time both upper and lower teeth needs to be removed..

if pus formation is there u need to take antibiotics and analgesics to treat infection immediately..
Answered: Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Vishal Jain's  Response
hi,

Your problem is very common, it is called as pericoronitis, in this tooth is partially erupted and still covered by gums and in that pocket area there is infection.

the treatment plan for this condition is either go for removal of that flap which is still covering it or if tooth is not in its position go for removal of it.
\but for the infection i suggest you should visit your dentist and start taking medication as early as possible.

Thanks,

Dr. Vishal Jain
Answered: Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to errupt in the oral cavity and often tilted, malaligned and impacted in the jaw bone, this tooth does not have any significant role in mastication and occlusion so it is better to get it extracted.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done take an OPG radiograph and plan for the treatment.
Start with the course of antibiotics and analgesic, maintain a good oral hygiene take lukewarm saline gargles and antiseptic mouth rinses twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to errupt in the oral cavity and often tilted, malaligned and impacted in the jaw bone, this tooth does not have any significant role in mastication and occlusion so it is better to get it extracted.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done take an OPG radiograph and plan for the treatment.
Start with the course of antibiotics and analgesic, maintain a good oral hygiene take lukewarm saline gargles and antiseptic mouth rinses twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain and yellow pus discharge may be due to the pericoronal flap overlying tooth which is infected.
During wisdom tooth eruption,all theses symptoms are usually associated.
Gargle frequently using warm saline and betadine .
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Take antibiotics analgesics after consulting with your dentist.
If pain still exists,flap overlying tooth has to be incised and removed to enhance tooth eruption.
Rinse mouth after every meals.
Avoid anxiety and stress.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello
while a wisdom tooth (or for that matter any tooth )is erupting, it causes thinning of the overlying gum
no in case of wisdom tooth ,due to its position ,food particles get impacted in between the tooth and the gums. This leads to overgrowth of bacteria in that region and hence pus formation and subsequent painful episodes
now what i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your dentist and get a radiographic evaluation done ,that there is enough space for the tooth to erupt
if not than go for an extraction
In the meanwhile to reduce infection you can take following medication
1.tab clavum 625 twice daily for 5 days
2.tab combiflame for twice daily for 5 days
also do a lot of luke warm saline rinses ,that will help a lot in tooth eruption
hope that helps
Answered: Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi,

The type of history you are presenting here directly indicate to your wisdom tooth infection known as pericoronitis.
In this situation pain may refer to ear, neck & head.
immediately start up with warm saline rinses & betadine rinses, along with antibiotic course including amoxycilline 500mg TDS & ibuprofen 400 mg TDS.
Than visit to your dentist for check IOPA x-ray and removal of this tooth.
Answered: Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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