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Wisdom tooth coming out. Jaws swollen, bleeding, sore. Should I be worried?

I m 18, and my wisdom tooth is coming in on the bottom left of my mouth. The pain has been okay but this morning they were extremely swollen and bleeding . My whole jaw is sore to talk or eat, is this something I should worry about? I also have an appointment sometime next week to go to the dentist to see when we could extract them.
Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

The most common cause of pain from impacted tooth is the inflammation in the soft tissue covering over the offending tooth(Pericoronitis), mostly caused by food impaction in the soft tissue space over the tooth and/or bite injury over the soft tissue covering the impacted tooth, by upper molar tooth.

As your third molar has remote possibility to be erupted in the mouth(as cover by bone and no space to be be erupted) the symptom like pain may frequently appear. The Third molar has no function for mastication(chewing) or maintaining occlusion, so it is always better to extract the tooth when it starts causing problem.

In an experienced surgeons hand your impacted tooth can easily be extracted without causing much problem. You may have a mild pain and facial swelling for couple of days after extraction( as some amount of bone is to be removed) and you can also join to your work in couple of days.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM,

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to erupt in the oral cavity and often its eruption is associated with symptoms like pain and discomfort in eating , difficulty in opening mouth , swelling in the jaws , bleeding and sometimes even fever.

wisdom teeth are often tilted in position and impacted in the bone , gums overlying the tooth is usually undergoes inflammation known as pericoronitis which may lead to swelling and bleeding gums.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

you can have any analgesics to relieve the pain till you consult a dentist and get the tooth extracted surgically.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Wisdom tooth are often tilted in position and impacted in the jaw bone leads to pain.
The area is difficult to clean so it often invites bacterial infection leading to redness, inflammation , swelling of the overlying gums known as pericoronitis

Third molar usually does not have a significant role in mastication and occlusion , so it is wise to remove the tooth if causing problem.
Advise you to take an OPG x-ray to determine the position of tooth.

Take complete course of antibiotic and analgesic .
Use saline water gargles 3-4 times to give a soothing effect , use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily to prevent infection . Maintain a good oral hygiene .

Hope this helps out.

Regards........
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,,

Thanks for choosing hcm forum,

The pain and swelling is associated with wisdom tooth eruption.
To enhance tooth eruption,the flap overlying tooth has to be incised and removed.
If normal eruption is impossible,it has to be extracted.
Frequent warm saline gargle has to be done.
Complete rest is adviced for a minimum of 7 days.
Please avoid anxiety and stress as much as possible.
Also maintain good oral hygiene to prevent plaque accumulation.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM,

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to erupt in the oral cavity and often its eruption is associated with symptoms like pain and discomfort in eating , difficulty in opening mouth , swelling in the jaws , bleeding and sometimes even fever.

wisdom teeth are often tilted in position and impacted in the bone , gums overlying the tooth is usually undergoes inflammation known as pericoronitis which may lead to swelling and bleeding gums.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

you can have any analgesics to relieve the pain till you consult a dentist and get the tooth extracted surgically.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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