My boyfriend’s wisdom are giving him loads of trouble. He’s even stopped eating. He says it’s nothing to worry about and will go away, but I looked at his mouth and the gums are so swollen I can’t even see the tooth. Does he need to see an emergency dentist?
Wynona T. – Kansas
Wisdom teeth are always a bit funny. Often there’s not enough room for them to come in and a dentist needs to remove them. Other times, they come in just fine. And sometimes, they start to come in, but develop an infection along the way. This sounds like the situation you’re in.
It would be a good idea for him to see an emergency dentist. The swelling and pain indicate something has gone wrong. He won’t want to allow this infection to fester and grow. Your mouth is very close to your brain. An infection there can be very dangerous.
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