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Severe swelling, redness around the gums post removal of wisdom teeth, pain on brushing, sensitive to drinks, have good dental record. Medicines?

Hi, I had all four wisdom teeth removed December 28th 2011 and at first there was a kind of an over-bite? Well, now there is a considerable amount of swelling and redness around my gums on the left side. When I brush, it hurts and when I eat and drink it s really sensitive. I m kind of scared it s gingivitis but I have always had an extremely healthy dental record. I know I need to see my dentist but is there anything I can do now to relieve the swelling and pain?
Asked On : Tue, 15 May 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
hi.there may be two cause due to which u r having pain and swelling on the left side after removal of wisdom tooth.1.there may be distal pocket formation between ur gum mucosa and 2nd molar, where plaque is getting accumulated and leading to pain and swelling.2.sometimes the distal cusps of upper 2nd molar may impinge over the lower mucosa.visit ur dentist and go for currettage if there is pocket formation.for tooth impingement enameloplasty can be done.wish u good health
Answered: Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Kamal Hasan's  Response
hi.there may be two cause due to which u r having pain and swelling on the left side after removal of wisdom tooth.1.there may be distal pocket formation between ur gum mucosa and 2nd molar, where plaque is getting accumulated and leading to pain and swelling.2.sometimes the distal cusps of upper 2nd molar may impinge over the lower mucosa.visit ur dentist and go for currettage if there is pocket formation.for tooth impingement enameloplasty can be done.wish u good health
Answered: Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi
firstly i want to let you know that wisdom teeth are vestigial organ,so it is good to get them removed.
for overbite there are many reasons like genetic,oral habits(thumb sucking,tongue thrusting etc...)....
overbite can damage your teeth,so please go to your dentist and follow his instructions...
it seems that there is infection(caries) in the tooth of that area which has been spread to the roots.....
because of that there is swelling and redness in that area around the gums.......
i will suggest you please go to your dentist and get the complete oral examination done......
take care
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Wed, 16 May 2012
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