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Bump on wisdom tooth, itchy, clear fluid filled, ruptured. What is it?

I have a small bump where my wisdom teeth used to be. It can become itchy and annoying, at which time I will typically rupture it (think small blister) and clear fluid and sometimes blood are released. This usually solves the itchy/pain issue and the bump with resolve for a week or two, then recur, starting the cycle over again. Is this something to be concerned about
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to erupt in the oral cavity and often its eruption is associated with symptoms like pain and discomfort in eating , difficulty in opening mouth , swelling in the jaws and cheek bite.

wisdom teeth are often tilted in position and impacted in the bone , gums overlying the tooth usually undergoes inflammation known as pericoronitis .

The tilted position of the tooth leads to entrapment of the cheek mucosa in between the teeth during biting.

Due to cheek bite , the mucosa gets inflammed and appear red or white due to trauma.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

you may need an OPG radiograph done for you and accordingly the tooth can be extracted surgically.

i would suggest you to start with antibiotic Augmentin 625mg along with analgesics like aceclofenac two times daily for 3 to 5 days .

i hope this helps .

take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,

From the details mentioned,
Your wisdom tooth is impacted and flap overlying it has severely infected.
Clinical as well as x-ray examination will help to guide in such conditions,
If there is sufficient space for tooth eruption,flap overlying tooth has to be removed to enhance tooth eruption.
If there is inadequate space,get the impacted tooth removed.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Frequent warm saline and betadine gargle will relieve pain.
Take medicines as per dentist's prescription.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to errupt in the oral cavity, often tilted, malaligned and impacted in position, this area is difficult to clean and causes food and bacteria accumulation in the region leading to inflammation and swelling of the overlying gums, this is known as PERICORONITIS.

I would suggest you to visit to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon get a clinical evaluation done, take an OPG x-ray of the tooth, wisdom tooth does not have a significant role in mastication and occlusion so its better to get it extracted.

Take a course of antibiotics and analgesic .
Use lukewarm saline gargles 3-4 times a day, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Apply metrogyl oral ointment topically over the affected area.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggests that you have chronic irritation developed in the region of third molar.
have you got your 3rd molar extracted ?

I would advise you to visit your dentist and get yourself clinically examined.

Is it bilateral or only at one side?all these details are required from your side.

clinical examination is must in this case.

hope it helps.


take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

This is typical of a deep seated infection - draining intermittently.
You must see a dentist - for proper evaluation of the source and appropriate treatment.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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