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Swollen lump in the gum, partially erupted wisdom teeth. Difficulty in swallowing. What to do?

it first felt like a piece of food got stuck but it wasn t. this was about 36 hours ago. and yesterday night i noticed that a swollen lump was starting to form behind my upper right partially erupted wisdom tooth . And this morning its slightly bigger jus above the wisdom tooth. there is no discoloring that i can see and the pain is moderate but it gets irritated when swallowing food. Im a male 27 years old.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding lump over unerrupted wisdom tooth. As you said you have problem of lodgement of food at that part quite long back.
I would like to tell you that most of the time wisdom tooth are wrongly placed therefore they can't get place to emerge. Keeping this in mind I am advising you for X-Ray tooth of that particular region, in x-ray if unerrupted tooth is found in right direction than you can take some pain killer to get relief but on the other hand if unerrupted tooth in x-ray is placed wrongly than you will need help of dentist for operative work .

hope your query is explained well

With Regards.
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello & welcome

The type of history you are presenting here directly indicate to your wisdom tooth which has not erupted yet. Visit to your dentist for check IOPA x-ray.

Mild pain and discomfort can be treated by rinsing mouth with a warm salt water mouthwash to ward off infection. Chewing a sugarless chewing gum on the affected side will help ease pain temporarily. Brush after every meal and keep the area clean to prevent bacterial contamination that aggravates the pain.

If pain is more severe, visit the dentist. He or she will prescribe antibiotics and pain killers such as acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen. When pain and inflammation becomes unbearable and if pericoronitis recurs, you may need a oral surgery to cut through the gums and remove the underlying impacted wisdom tooth.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative.
Answered: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic forum,

The symptoms experiencing are usually associated with impacted wisdom tooth which is erupting.

To enhance tooth eruption,flap overlying tooth has to be removed.

Swish with lukewarm saline frequently.

Take analgesic with muscle relaxant.

Please do visit a dentist if symptoms persists.

Meanwhile,maintain oral hygiene well.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical symptoms i suppose that the above mentioned symptoms are due to the erruption of the wisdom tooth.
This area is usually difficult to clean and leads to bacterial infection leading to inflammation, swelling.

Difficulty in swallowing is due to pain and swelling.
I would suggest you to visit to an Oral Surgeon and get the examination done, take an OPG rdaiograph and plan for the extraction of the tooth.

Take a course of antibiotics and analgesics under the prescription of your Dentist.
At home take lukewarm saline and antispetic mouthwash rinses.

Hope this helps out,

Answered: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
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