i had a 2nd molar extracted about 1 /2yr ago. now there is likea rooth or tooth emerging. today i have bad pain that area. i rinsed with salt and water, gargled with 1/2 water andhave peroxide. took tynal. started swelling aboutg 3pm and it is now 11/30pm and the lower right half of my face is swollenquite a bit. from middle of chin oave tojaw bond near ear. i know i have to see a dentist tomorrow but in the mean time what show i do? thank you

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 30 - November - 2009, at 20:13 PM

  • You have not mentioned whether your wisdom tooth has already erupted or not. If it is not erupted then may be your wisdom tooth which is the third molar, is erupting. Any way you should visit your dentist and get the X-ray done. It will confirm the diagnosis. Till then you can keep doing the warm saline rinses and take the pain killer if needeed. If you want to know more about the wisdom tooth you can visit the following link on our web site.....http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-wisdom-teeth-47.aspx

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