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Canker sore in left cheek, in area where wisdom tooth is growing. Treatment options?

Hi i recently developed a canker soar in my left cheek back where my wisdom tooth is growing in. thought it was fine until i used my tongue to feel around it one morning and it had a boxy lump around it and it comes out all the way to my gums and it hurts to touch it open my mouth or spit and eat. What could it be and how should i treat it? The soar is white and it caves in a little.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
I read your query,i would like to tell you that this soreness is because of wisdom tooth infection.
One more thing i will tell you that wisdom teeth play very little role in food chewing,so i is better to get them removed if they create any problem like infection again and again because such infection will destroy underlying jaw bone.
So i will suggest you visit an oral surgeon as soon as possible and after proper medication get them removed.
Nothing to get worried.
Take Care
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
i would like to inform you that the lump and soreness is due to infection around the gum that surrounds the wisdom tooth.
sometimes, due to improperly positioned wisdom tooth encourages food impaction.
this causes food particles to get trapped within the soft tissue surrounding the tooth.
i advise you to see an oral surgeon, antibiotics and painkillers are indicated in such cases to resolve the symptoms along with warm saline rinses(3-4 times/day),
use an antibacterial mouth rinse(twice/day),
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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