The tooth of wisdom is cut and the gum is swollen, what should I do?

Wisdom teeth are considered to be the eighth in the list of teeth in the series, being the third molars. Most researchers agree that the "eight" are an atavism, derived from distant ancestors, who had to chew hard enough food. During the evolution of these teeth began to occur less frequently. At present, there is an increasing lack of rudiments of wisdom teeth, which speaks in favor of evolutionary theory. However, even if this hypothesis is consistent, no generation will pass the truth before this atavism completely atrophies.

In connection with this, people have to face the problem of teething wisdom, and this happens painfully enough, at a conscious age, and can be accompanied by a number of negative symptoms and consequences. One such manifestation is a visually palpable and palpable swelling of the gums and cheeks at the site of the third molar eruption. As a rule, all this is supplemented constantly or periodically by a disturbing pain syndrome. Below you will find the main causes of pu

ffiness and ways to solve this problem.

The main causes of swelling of the cheek during the eruption of wisdom tooth

  • Pericoronitis. It is a disease characterized by the presence of local inflammatory processes of the gum in the region of the erupting or already erupted tooth. In most cases, pericoronitis occurs due to the difficulty of erupting the wisdom tooth. Above the tooth formed a kind of "hood" of gum tissue. It is recommended to consult a dentist who will excise the tissue that interferes with further tooth growth, or suggest removal. The latter option is most appropriate, since the eruption of the wisdom tooth can bring a lot more inconvenience. If there is no possibility to consult a doctor, or pericoronitis occurs without a pronounced symptomatology, a solution of furacilin or potassium permanganate can be used to rinse the oral cavity with an emphasis on the inflamed area.
  • Wrong anatomical location of the erupting wisdom tooth. A fairly common phenomenon due to lack of space in the oral cavity for the growth of the third molar, as the dentition has already fully formed and adapted. In this case, the wisdom tooth begins to grow at an inclination towards the cheek or the nearby tooth. In the first case there is a mechanical traumatization of the cheek from the inside, which provokes inflammation and swelling, in the second - food pieces are deposited in hard-to-reach places, which contributes to the development of caries, gingivitis or the formation of dental calculus or dental plaques( soft hard-to-remove plaque).In this case, the removal of the wisdom tooth is shown.

As can be seen, no serious diseases with swelling of the cheek during the eruption of the wisdom tooth does not go, but in order to avoid complications it is recommended to contact the dentist in a timely manner.