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Swollen gums between wisdom tooth. Took Brufin and Amoxicillin, puss coming out from it. Cause for swelling?

Hello all, Hope you are doing well. I had a swollen gum(between wisdom teeth and teeth before that) last week and it was paining a lot. I took Ibrufin(anti inflammatory and pain killer) and amoxicillin- antibiotic for 2 days. The swelling and pain got reduced but I observed fus coming out from the gum. Is it normal?..Do I need to take any care here? What might be the reason for swelling? Thanks a million Harry
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome,

As per the details,its not clear whether you got your wisdom teeth erupted or is it still impacted?

If impacted,the position of teeth has to be ruled out through x-ray.
if adequate space available for teeth eruption,the flap overlying teeth has to be incised and removed to enhance teeth eruption.
if proper teeth eruption is not possible,it has to be extracted out.
Antibiotics and analgesics are indicated for temporary relief.
PUS is due to the abscess develped at the periapical area.
Make sure that you maintain good oral hygiene.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
The swollen gums between two teeth is not because of growing wisdom teeth. It can be due to food lodgement and the food lodgement can be because of decay on either side of tooth. When decay is there, caviity is formed and food lodgment is there which can cause swollen gums. These swollen gums are red and painful. So you have to get an xray done and find out which tooth is decayed and get it filled
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.
Thanks for sharing your concern.

Swollen gums between two teeth is not because of growing wisdom teeth. It can be due to food lodgement .

Due to food lodgement, decay on either side of tooth is seen.

When decay is there, a frank cavity is formed and due to infection inter dentally you have swollen gums too. These swollen gums are red and painful.

I would suggest you to get a x ray done and find out decayed teeth, which can be further restored and saved.

hope it helps.
take care.

Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
To minimize swelling, as well as the accompanying pain
•If you are allergic to ibuprofen, take acetaminophen to manage the pain. Acetaminophen does not help with swelling, however. Wait 24 hours to brush your teeth, then resume normal brushing.
•Call your oral surgeon or dentist if the swelling worsens after two days. Fever, severe pain, severe bleeding, pus, a bad taste in the mouth, blood in the nose and a persistent numbness are signs of a problem. Call your dentist or oral surgeon if you experience any of these symptoms.
maintain good oral hygiene
get an x-ray done and plan your treatment according to that
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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