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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What is the treatment for tooth pain?

Hi, My wisdom tooth is coming out and I got severe pain in my gums. I saw a dentist , he cleaned the infection and also cut a skin piece covering my tooth. It is still hurting though. Could you suggest what to do and was the dentist right in cutting a little skin?
Thu, 3 Jul 2014
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Dentist 's  Response
hiii its called operculectomy for cutting that piece of skin n it is done to reduce the food debris being collected in between that n cause its u do hydrogen peroxide mouth wash daily aftr meal n then take antibiotics n analgesics...n wait for few days..n still tooth nt errupting means u hav to gt it extracted....hope u gt the needed
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Sowbhagya's  Response
Hello thanks for consulting at hcm..

What you are having is called pericoronitis- inflammation of gums surrounding the wisdom teeth.. or you could also have periocoronal abscess...

You need a iopa radiograph to check for level of impaction of wisdom tooth.. you also may need antibiotics and analgesics if it is pericoronal abscess..

the skin removed is nothing but pericoronal flap covering the wisdom tooth..

After radiograph, if space is not there, go for extraction of that wisdom tooth..

kindly consult a oral surgeon for a check up and treatment,,,

Hope it helps,,take care,,,
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