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Pain in back gums, treated with salt water. Gums swollen, throbbing, itchy. Possible treatment?

a couple weeks ago i was having terrible pain in my back gums on my molar.i treated it with warm salt water, its healed last night i was eating and i bit my fork with my front tooth and this morning the gum behind and around my tooth is swollen and looks like a bruise but now has a swollen lump my tooth looks crooked now .its throbbing and itchy feeling. i gargled with warm salt water and have been sipping on warm water with apple cider vinegar sweetened with raw honey i have noticed the pain and swelling are going down its still itchy but now i am able to apply pressure with my tongue .but there is a strange itchy mild pain still.why? and is there a more way to possibly treat insted of going to the dentist which i cant afford...have you heard about applying myrrh oil ?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Pain and swelling can be because of gum infection around the wisdom tooth. Wisdom teeth are last teeth to come and it is difficult to clean till the wisdom teeth so wisdom teeth are more susceptible to infections. If wisdom tooth is partially impacted, then flap of gum tissue is created in partially erupted tooth in which food impaction can occur and can lead to soreness and swelling. If there is acute infection present in relation to partially impacted wisdom tooth, then debridement of area, operculectomy that is surgical removal of flap is done. If the condition recurs, then extraction of wisdom tooth is required. You can do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day to reduce the swelling and avoid any food accumulates in the area which can aggravate the swelling. You can take some otc anti-inflammatory pain med for some relief. If pain and swelling doesn’t regress, then you can visit your dentist for evaluation. If wisdom teeth are infected or are infectious, then can be pulled out. Wisdom teeth don’t aid in mastication and if they cause problem, then they are pulled out.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.
you might be having periapical infection.
Usually x-ray will reveal such infections.
If periapical abscess occurs,teeth has to be root-canal treated,the abscess has to be drained out and curetted.
Deep scaling and root planning has to be done to prevent gingivitis.
maintain good oral hygiene.
brush your teeth twice daily using toothbrush.
rinse your mouth after every meals.
chlorhexidine mouthrinses can prevent plaque accumulation
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
you might be having gum abscess. Gum abscess refers to the collection of pus in gingival tissues due to localized bacterial infections.
-Analgesics for alleviating pain
-Antibiotic treatment involving antibiotic tablets, gels and mouthwashes
-Drainage of pus by incising the abscess
-Root canal treatment in case of spread of infection to the root apex
-Application of cold compress on the cheek may help to alleviate the pain.
-Application of clove oil around the infected area helps to reduce the bacterial infection owing to the anti-bacterial properties of clove.
-Eating raw garlic cloves also aids to control the bacterial counts.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

The pain in back gums may be due to many reasons-

Impacted wisdom teeth .

decayed teeth which has progressed into periapical area.
Gingivitis and periodontal abscess arised due to poor oral hygiene maintenance.

As you mentioned,the home-remedy techniques will give temporary relief for the pain.

For long lasting relief , a thorough clinical check-up is required.
decayed teeth has to be restored or root canal treated.
DEEP scaling and curettage has to be done if required.
If impacted teeth is giving pain,extraction has to be done or flap overlying teeth has to be incised .

Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
thanks for asking query,
pain in the upper gums can be due to impacted molar . You can get an x-ray done get it treated if any periapical infection exists. Extraction of teeth is best treatment for pericoronitis .
at home you can maintain good oral hygeine, use warm saline gargles , apply ice packs , avoid eating hard food from that side.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
It seems that you might have root abscess in your tooth giving rise to this problem.
You may require an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines.
If possible consult dentist and get examined.
ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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