Swelling Of The Back Gums, Are The Wisdom Teeth Growing?

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The gum behind my last tooth is swollen which causes the walls of the mouth to pull and the distance between the upper and lower teeth is only the tip of my index finger, is this really because the wisdom teeth are growing? But how am I going to eat because it hurts to open both teeth and when I chew it hurts to swallow too much

1 Answer:

Hi Vina,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Swollen and painful gums that make it difficult for you to open your mouth, chew, and swallow food can indeed be a sign of wisdom tooth eruption. This condition generally occurs between the ages of 17 to 25 years. As a result of this eruption, the area of ​​​​the gums and jaws can become inflamed, resulting in various complaints that you experience. Complaints can appear more severe if your wisdom tooth grows in an inappropriate position, for example, is crushed by another tooth (impacted).

In addition, your complaint could also arise due to other reasons, for example:

Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) Tonsillopharyngitis (inflammation of the tonsils and throat) Dislocation (shift) of the jaw joint Tooth abscess (pus-filled sac in the tooth due to infection) Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the jaw joint due to an autoimmune disorder) Cellulitis (inflammation of the soft tissues around the mouth and cheeks) Parotitis (inflammation of the salivary glands), etc. It is necessary to have an immediate examination by a doctor to determine the best treatment for your complaints. If it is true that the cause is suspected due to wisdom tooth eruption, the doctor may suggest that you undergo an X-ray examination, to evaluate the structure of your teeth and mouth more deeply. If necessary, the doctor will perform surgery to remove the wisdom tooth that is causing your complaint while prescribing several types of medication to make you feel more comfortable.

At this time, you should first take paracetamol medicine while compressing the side of the cheek on the swollen gums with warm water. Choose foods that are soft in texture to make it easier for you to chew and swallow them. Drink lots of warm water and don't talk too much.

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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