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What Is The Cause Of Many Cavities And Swollen Gums?

I have had mouth issues for a year. A couple cavities very swollen and impacted wisdom tooth. Mouth hurts bad at night. I noticed a couple white dots on my swollen wisdom tooth and also on the top front of my mouth again only two. What is wrong with me?
Sat, 19 Apr 2014
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for posting the query,
I would like to tell you that wisdom tooth is the last tooth to errupt in the oral cavity and often impacted, tilted in position this area is difficult to clean and leads to caries formation, swelling of the surrounding gums known as PERICORONITIS.

I would suggest you to get an checkup done by an Oral Surgeon, take an OPG rdaiograph and plan for its removal.
Take a course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.

Take care!
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Dentist Dr. Priyanka Tiwari's  Response
Hello, Welcome Thanks for consulting HCM,

I have gone through your query, as you have cavities and swollen gums dont worry this cavity is due to caries , swollen gum is due to formation of Abscess .

Consult dentist and go for investigations IOPA Xray then go for restoration and Oral prophylaxis .

Do warm saline gargle two - three times a day

Do chlorhexidine mouthwash twice daily

Hope this will help you.
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What Is The Cause Of Many Cavities And Swollen Gums?

Hi, Thanks for posting the query, I would like to tell you that wisdom tooth is the last tooth to errupt in the oral cavity and often impacted, tilted in position this area is difficult to clean and leads to caries formation, swelling of the surrounding gums known as PERICORONITIS. I would suggest you to get an checkup done by an Oral Surgeon, take an OPG rdaiograph and plan for its removal. Take a course of antibiotics and analgesics. Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash rinses. Take care!