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Have soreness and painful bump on tongue. Have erupted wisdom teeth. Is this normal?

Last night I discovered that one of my upper wisdom teeth has sort of erupted (a corner is sticking out) and there was slight soreness in the inside gumline of the tooth in front of it. This morning when I woke up I had a small, painful bump on the end of my tongue that appears whitish and has developed though the day. Additionally the soreness of the gumline is still there, but that and one other place feels a bit rough. Are these things to be expected or should I be concerned that something else is happening?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for aking the query,

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to errupt in the oral cavity and is often tilted, malaligned and impacted in the jaw bone, this area is difficult to clean and leads to food lodgement and bacterial accumulation leading to redness, swelling and inflammation of the overlying gums known as PERICORONITIS.
Best treatment of this is extraction of the wisdom tooth, i would suggest you to visit an Oral Surgeon and get the checkup done take an OPG x-ray and plan for the treatment.
Start with the course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
During wisdom tooth eruption-
fever,headache,diarrhoea,metallic taste in mouth,ear and throat infection are the usually associated symptoms.
You can gargle frequently with warm saline .
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Avoid intake of hot/spicy foods.
If the symptoms persists,even after 2 weeks,please do visit a dentist and get clinical evaluation done.
Flap covering tooth has to be removed to enhance tooth eruption.
Take medicines too.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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