Swollen gums from wisdom teeth

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Avatar n tn 10 days ago I had 3 impacted wisdom teeth removed. I was in agony for 3 days and went to er with a temp and extremely swollen with a big knot on my temple. That was 3 days after surgery. That night I found out I had a dry socket. I was on anibiotics. It is a little better but still have this foul odor coming from my mouth and continue to have this horrible tasting something coming from one of the gums. It continues to hurt but not as bad.
Avatar m tn I had 4 wisdom teeth pulled. All impacted and close to nerves. I'm a little swollen yet on day 6. My right side of face is not working really. Can't smile right and stuff. It hurts a little but my outer eye area when I push on it. My tongue isn't numb. I do have a weird taste in my mouth like stale or bloody. But only little pieces of blood when I rinse with salt water sometimes. What's going on? When will I be able to have full use out of my mouth and face?
Avatar n tn it is swollen and I can feel the tension when I bite down from my teeth on top. My wisdom tooth is the one in front of the white patch. My wisdom tooth is pulled to the front from my braces after losing a tooth from a previous accident. Thank you for your help. Btw I just went to the dentist for a clean literally two days ago and dentist said my teeth are fine. Swollen gums started today. http://tinypic.
Avatar f tn I brush my teeth every day twice a day and I use mouthwash but my top front gums are still swollen and bleed. I'm terrified that I might lose my teeth in the front and can't afford to go to a dentist. Is this just a symptom of pregnancy or should I scape up some money for a dentist?
Avatar n tn Does anyone know what i can do for tooth pain i have to get my wisdom teeth out soon but cant for like another month and i doubt they will give me pain med for it? Tylenol doesn't work!
Avatar n tn As mentioned these are probably points where the tooth is attempting to push through the gum. You would know if it was infected. Your gums would be red and swollen and extremely painful.
Avatar f tn Hello- 4 wisdom teeth extracted on May 8-age 34. Background info: Very anemic (Note: I let my medical doctor know I wanted to have wisdom teeth removed and she said it was ok. I also let the oral surgeon know I was very anemic.) Lower wisdom teeth: one partial boney and other completely boney.
Avatar n tn It is almost a week now when the lower back part of my right gum started to get swollen. I saw a small teeth coming out from the end (probably the wisdom tooth) and the pain is turning from severe to fair. Right now, the gums are still swollen, and I'm beginning to have gum sores (which is treated using oral anti-septic), but the pain is bearable. As much as possible, I wouldn't want the tooth to be extracted, although it is unknown until when will the gums swell.
Avatar n tn Thank you. They haven't mentioned anything about needing a procedure; and they don't sound concerned by it--they just tell him he's not brushing properly (which it may be, but if so then take the time to help him learn to do it properly!). They haven't x-rayed. I'm not really concerned about appearance, since it's just the back teeth--the gums in front look great. He has a dentist appointment in July--I may ask about it then if he's still having issues.
Avatar m tn Wait until they start cutting through the gums. I had all my wisdom teeth removed when they started coming in. My dentist said I did a smart thing for the reasons chances are I will have problems with them and they do not serve of no purpose. She also said some peope think you need them to chew but it is not true because we can't chew back that far and if we try we will choke. The molars are used for chewing. Anyway I suggest that as they come in you get them removed.
Avatar n tn For over 6 months I have been experiencing discomfort in my throat, but a different kind of "sore" than would accompany strep throat or the flu (less severe). It does not stop me from eating or drinking, but sometimes I need to take ibuprofin. Also, the area at my jaw hinge and underneath my jaw bone is tender to the touch. I have occassional ear pain (mild to moderate). My wisdom teeth are impacted, angled towar the front of my mouth, causing some crowding in my lower front teeth.
Avatar m tn My wisdom teeth have been impacted for about a year or so now (I know, I've been neglecting getting them removed), and when they first became impacted, my bottom right gum line above it kind of split open a bit and swelled slightly I assume from the tooth breaking through. All four have partially broken through the gum. That went away within about a week.
660300 tn?1224793961 I had my Wisdom Teeth taken out 2 weeks ago...ever since then my right lip and chin have been completely numb...I went back to the Oral Surgeon who wants to wait a month to see what happens, I have a follow up appointment in November right before Thanksgiving. Is there anything I can do to help? Based on common experience, how long does nerve damage "usually" take to heal? I feel like I am in the dark...I cannot stand it...
Avatar n tn If there is an infection from wisdom teeth, antibiotic would be helpful.
Avatar n tn Hi I had my two top wisdom teeth pulled when I was 18.My dentist told me at the time that my bottom wisdom teeth would probably never come in.Well,they are.I have had extreme pain for about two weeks.Just the past couple of days i've noticed that it's causing my ear and jaw to hurt.Today I woke up and my gland in my neck,directly under my ear is swollen and it kind of hurts.I have a bad smell and taste coming from the tooth.
Avatar m tn you can see spaces in you teeth just from cleaning them.yes this is normal for you teeth to shift.just keep an eye on it and make sure they dont shift to much to much.check after a couple months.yes swelling is normal .
Avatar n tn I had my wisdom teeth removed on 1/30/2009, last Friday, On monday, my togue started to "catch" on something, and it begain cutting it open, I assumed it was the stitches, I called the Doc who did my Surgury and went in today (Wednesday), he removed the stitches from the area and called it good, I couldn't feel it catching any more so I then assumed it was the stitches and didnt think any more of it.
Avatar f tn Also, I have a good amount of cavities and still need to get my wisdom teeth out. I brush my teeth every morning and night (I have for the past couple of years.) Just recently I started flossing every night and I use a flouride mouthwash. Also, last February I began taking Lamotrigine (Lamictal) for epilepsy and I head that it can cause teeth problems for some people. Could the medication be causing these problems? Could the problems be reversed? Is there any way to treat this?
Avatar n tn Hi, On May 29th i got 3 of my wisdom teeth pulled. The top ones never really gave me a problem, but my bottom left one did. After about 1week and 1/2 i was able to fully recover. I was able to eat normal and everything. Until last night i woke up with lower jaw pain. I figured i might have sleep on it or something. But today June 17 in the morning i noticed more pain and a bit swelling. It is now late night and it feels more swollen. It hurts more also.
Avatar n tn it is swollen and I can feel the tension when I bite down from my teeth on top. My wisdom tooth is the one in front of the white patch. My wisdom tooth is pulled to the front from my braces after losing a tooth from a previous accident. Thank you for your help. Btw I just went to the dentist for a clean literally two days ago and dentist said my teeth are fine. Swollen gums started today. http://tinypic.
Avatar n tn Hi shar03! I am in no way a "certified" dental expert, however, when someone (myself included) spends countless hours on the internet trying to find the source of a "smell problem", you tend to learn a thing or two..... Anyway, it sounds to me that you MAY have what's called "impacted wisdom teeth." It's where your wisdom tooth/teeth are stuck between open and close in your gum.
Avatar f tn (The tooth hasn't broken through) The swelling has gotten to the point to where it is causing me to not be able to put my teeth together without putting pressure on the swollen gums and causes pain. Is there something wrong? Or is this normal for wisdom teeth trying to come in?
Avatar m tn dont' know if this helps any, but I am a dental student. it is quite common to have swelling after extractions, especially 3rd molar (wisdom teeth) extractions. Like Queshonya said, there are SEVERAL nerves in that area that can be 'hit' or twisted or so on during the extraction. Did your dentist give you antibiotics to take after the extraction? And did you get post-op instructions to NOT smoke, not to eat hard foods, to NOT spit (like a hard powerful spit) and to not suck through straws?
Avatar n tn I have fillings in all of my molars/wisdom teeth, & from time to time the bottom left ones will get sore for a couple of days but it's usually nothing serious. well, yesterday it was worse than usual so i put a warm teabag in my cheek to see if that would help. long story short, i went to brush my teeth about 30 minutes after i put on the tea & my gums in that area had turned blood red & were bleeding pretty badly whenever i put the brush to them.
Avatar n tn This morning the gums and palate on my right side are swollen and painful. Had wisdom tooth pulled eight months ago and developed sinus infection, second dentist said teeth great as well as gums healthy. Am I worried about nothing? No money to go to dentist unless it is a critical emergency.
Avatar n tn It hurts to swallow because it feels like my throat has closed but just on the side where the gash is. My ear is also in a great deal of pain. My tongue is completely swollen and the pain is constant. I called my dentist today and she prescribed an antibiotic. I have not gotten any relief so far and I had to call out sick from work today because it hurts so much. I feel like my dentist has no idea what she is doing. Aside from this getting infected, is there anything else that could happen?
Avatar f tn They would try to break through my gums, leaving me with swollen, aching gums. I would chew gum all the time just to give myself something to do - plus, for some reason, it would take the 'edge' off the pain. I went through that for several months until I had them all out at once. I was 17 and quite relieved. As long as that tooth stays where it is, there is the chance that it will apply pressure to the teeth nearby and cause shifting.
Avatar m tn I've read horror stories of horrible and dangerous bacterial infections from wisdom teeth from either neglect or infections from extractions and I'm worried I've waited too long and am now getting a bad spreading infection. I plan to have a dentist examine the tooth when I can, but I'm afraid of a resulting infection if it isn't handled properly. I've actually had the tooth examined some time ago by another dentist while it was inflammed.