I have a wisdom tooth that has only come in part way. It’s swelling pretty bad. I don’t have a dentist. Is there something I can do to get the swelling to go down on my own?
Janet A. – Colorado
If it is coming out properly and has become inflammed, it is possible you have perisoronitis. That is just a big word for food being stuck underneath the gum. If it is not attended to, then it will get infected.
If it has been inflammed for a while, then it may already be infected. Another possibility is that your wisdom tooth isn’t coming in properly. Either way it needs to be looked at. There are dentists who will see people who aren’t patients of record in cases of emergencies like yours. I’d do an internet search for an emergency dentist in your area and let them know what is going on with your wisdom tooth. Some of them can see you that day.
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