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Terrible pain and swelling in the gums on the sides with throat pain. Treatment required?

Hi there, I woke up this morning and felt fine, however throughout the day I noticed the back of my mouth (my gum) on the left side hurts. I touched it and it felt swollen (in comparison to the other side). Then gradually my throat started to hurt (just on that side). I drank tea thinking it might be an early sign of a cold however it got worse! Should I be concerned? Also, I have not had my wisdom teeth come in yet. Thanks so much
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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hi.from your history it appears that the impacted wisdom tooth may be the is better to get an opg and iopa xray done to analyze the position of 3rd molar.sometimes there can be inflammation around the erupting wisdom tooth which is known as pericoronitis.pericoronitis may create discomfort in the 3rd molar region and throat region.start with antibiotics and analgesics and do warm saline gargle and consult ur near by oral surgeon.wish u good health
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