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Painful bump on gums, swollen gums, bump on cheeK

My husband has a very painful bump on his gums in the back ,his gums are very swollen and its getting worse it started last night and this morning its spread to the other side and he has a bump on his cheek (the part that touches the bump also for years he s had an extra tooth its located in near the back but its like not on the gum line like all the other teeth i l ooks like a baby tooth but this morning i looks bigger like its more pushed down we need help he is in extreme pain and has no dental insurance
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
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According to the history given by you, it looks like a pericoronal infection which occurs due to incompletely erupted wisdom tooth, the reason of bump and swelling is due to the pus around the unerupted tooth. Right now you better start with Amoxycillin 500mg three times a day, metronidazole 400 mg three times a day and brufen 400 mg three times a day and betadine gargles, for the permanent cure you have to visit your dentist as this tooth may not erupt due to inadequate space and you have to get it removed after one check IOPA X-Ray
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
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According to the history given by you, it looks like a pericoronal infection which occurs due to incompletely erupted wisdom tooth, the reason of bump and swelling is due to the pus around the unerupted tooth. Right now you better start with Amoxycillin 500mg three times a day, metronidazole 400 mg three times a day and brufen 400 mg three times a day and betadine gargles, for the permanent cure you have to visit your dentist as this tooth may not erupt due to inadequate space and you have to get it removed after one check IOPA X-Ray
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Hello there...based upon your symptomatic presentation the swelling over the cheek appears to be a buccal space infection....Any history of application of topical balms, hot fomentation would result in increase swelling...Please avoid all that...The extra tooth you are mentioning could be wisdom tooth, that is partially erupted, impacted...or could be a supernumerary tooth also..... The bump you see on the gums is a result of pus accumulation beneath the mucosa...Avoid smoking and alcohol as that may aggravate his condition...
If its a pus filled swelling you have get it incised and drained...Visit a Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon only for clinical evaluation and management.
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