- Mar 7, 2018
Can anyone help, please? I keep getting swelling and pain on the cheek side of my upper wisdom tooth. The tooth is fully erupted, and it’s definitely the gum, not the tooth, that hurts. My dentist has previously said it’s a tiny bit inflamed, but the gum is at a normal level. (The rest of my gums were deemed in perfect health by the hygienist in May) I brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush, use tepe brushes and mouthwash after eating, and floss at night. Is there anything else I should be doing? I had the matching tooth on the other side extracted last year because the gum became infected, and I am keen to avoid that. I am going for a checkup and scale and polish next week - not related to this, it’s been booked in since my last one six months ago.