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Sore gums, swelling, foul taste in mouth due to wisdom teeth. Treatment options?

for the past few years my gums have become sore where my wisdom teeth seem to be pushing the gum but then after a week they retreat and it goes on and on i have a flap of gum that is also in the back lower corner of my mouth where they are supposed to come through and it swells up a lot in that area i have had an Absis before with it being drained by me accidentally while brushing my teeth im currently suffering from swollen gums and a bad taste in my mouth
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello there , you are suffering from pericoronitis that is inflammation of gums overlying your wisdom tooth.This flap of loose gums invites accumulation of food debris which leads to fowl mouth odou,bacterial infection and in turn abscess formation. Rinse your mouth regularly with warm saline water till you visit a dentist. X ray examination of the tooth shows its position and if its impacted in bone go for surgical removal of tooth. if the tooth seems to erupt in coming time you can go for operculectomy that is excision of the overlying flap to remove the pocket and expose the tooth for eruption. i hope that helps,take care.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome,

the problems you experience are associated with pericoronitis.this is caused by inflammation of flap around wisdom tooth erupting.
visit your dentist and get an x-ray of the tooth.according to that operculectomy or extraction of tooth can be done.
warm saline rinse will subside the pain.
if the tooth has sufficient space for normal eruption,the flap over has to be removed.
take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics prescribed by your dentist.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Dentist, Implantology Dr. Sandhya Ramanujam's  Response
Why are you still sitting with that tooth? By now that wisdom tooth should have been extracted. Constant repetitive infections (abcesses) in that region will lead to problems in the tooth adjacent to it,bone loss. Deep pockets are a source of infection as food will get into the flap region and cause a cavity on the adjacent tooth.It will cause periodontitis too. Bad taste clearly shows infection being present.Please visit your dentist and have the tooth extracted as soon as possible.
Answered: Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response

Thank you for the query,

Swollen gums is because of the deposition of calculus. Persisting infection leading to the formation of abcess in and around the wisdom teeth is another cause for the foul taste which is termed as pericornitis for it the best treament is removal of the teeeth with abcess drainage.scaling of all the teeth followed by a course of antibiotic and usuage of astringent gum paint for the gums should solve your problem ... most important thing is how you are brushing and maintaining your oral hygiene and see your dentist every 6 months ..
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 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 this area is difficult to clean and often invites bacterial infection leading to redness, swelling of the overlying gums known as Pericornitis.
This tooth does not have any significant role in mastication and occlussion so it is better to get it extracted if causing any trouble. I would suggest you to visit the Dentist get an OPG radiogarph and plan for the extraction of the tooth.
Other than this the flap can be surgically removed to guide the erruption of the tooth in the oral cavity.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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Dentist, Implantology Dr. Azhar's  Response
What is your age?
I am sorry to inform that I cant be of much help to you by sitting here online. Any Dentist needs to know the angulation of your wisdom tooth, age and medical history to plan a permanant treatment for your goodself.
For temporary relief keep that area clean with regular brushing and medicated mouthwashes and come up with the above mentioned requirements next time so that i can offer you better help
Thanks and Regards
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
Hello & welcome
you are suffering from pericornitis, an inflammation of flap present over wisdom tooth because some time wisdom teeth get impacted or partially impacted causing all such type of problems.
According to your history you have recurrent episode of such infections, so i will advise you to visit your dentist and opt for a x-ray.
usually extraction is treatment of choice in such type of cases.
in the mean time you have to maintain proper oral hygiene and start up with warm saline rinses.
thanks and take care
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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