• 6 months ago

    White bump behind wisdom tooth

    Recently I had a infection. My gum behind my wisdom tooth was very sore. I also had a sore throat only on that side and ear pain. My doctor prescribed me augmentin and had me follow up with my dentist. My dentist thought I may have gotten food stuck behind the tooth and that caused the infection he cleaned it out and told me to continue taking my antibiotics. 4 days or so later I found this white bump growing where the pain had been. It has only been 2 days since I've noticed it. I have attached an image. Thanks for your help with this.


  • 6 months ago

    RE: White bump behind wisdom tooth

    Difficult to say without knowing more. Are you saying that back molar is your wisdom tooth? If so youre lucky. most people dont have room for them and need to be pulled. if you misspoke, perhaps the white bump is your wisdom tooth trying to come in. is the bump hard or soft? it could be pericornitis which is food stuck, but if they cleaned it out.. perhaps not. could be gingivitis. take the meds and see what happens. if it doesnt go away or gets worse, go back to the doc until it is remedied. gently rinse with warm water/salt and spit out twice a day.