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my front tooth is aching and the gums swollen

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Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Possible infection: You probably have an infected tooth with pain and swelling. You need to get seen for antibiotics then get to a dentist.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Sore gum!!: Good day; What a perfect time to consider an immediate visit to the dentist, ASAP! Don't rush but hurry up!!!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
28 years experience Dentistry
See Your Dentist: When teeth move, they usually move toward the middle of the mouth. The lower front teeth are commonly at the center of the movement and since they are ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Operculum: The tissue covering the wisdom tooth as it erupts is called the operculum. This may be a sign that the tooth needs extraction.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Infection: Definitely sounds like an infection of the tooth or tooth area- periodontal ligament and/or bone. Depending upon the cause, it could be a tooth absce ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Inflamed: It sounds like you have gingivitis or gum inflammation/infection. See your dentist for help. You can , in the meantime, take homeopathic hypericum and ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Either: This is either from a traumatic injury or you have a food particle (like poppy seed, raspberry seed, etc) caught under the gum between those 2 teeth. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See a dentist: You need a dental evaluation, possible x rays and dental care.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Newman
9 years experience Dentistry
Wait: It may take some time for your joints to accommodate the minor changes made (assuming they were minor adjustments to your teeth). If you're still not ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Infection ?: Inflammation? Periodontal disease? So hard to say without an examination with radiographs. Please see a local dentist for treatment.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
26 years experience Periodontics
ABSOLUTELY NOT!: If these conditions and changes have happened recently, and you have even the slightest tenderness, bleeding, or sensitivity, or have started a new me ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It could be: Your wisdom teeth may be erupting. Have your dentist take a look.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Inflammation: If it has been a long time since you had your teeth cleaned, there may be tartar and calculus below your gumline. This can cause the gums in the area ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saurabh Sharma
17 years experience Family Medicine
Gingivitis: This could be gingivitis, which is infection of gums. I would advice that you should get it checked by your dentist.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Very possibly: It can also be caused by a periodontal pocket in that area. Your dentist will be able to tell after an examination with radiographs. Either way, it ne ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Brown
52 years experience Prosthodontics
Wisdom Tooth: Need a definitive xray of area to diagnosis wisdom tooth problem. A careful oral examination would provide accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Extraction: Call a dentist to be evaluated for the extraction of that tooth. The sooner you do the sooner you will feel better.
A male asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Tooth pain: Could be several things. If it persists, see a dentist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
28 years experience Dentistry
Pericornitis: It sounds like an infection ( called pericornitis) that occurs usually by the wisdom teeth. There is often a little flap of tissue over the back part ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
Can't say: It is hard to diagnose it without additional examination or X-rays. This could be due either to dental caries, a severe gum infection, a cyst or other ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Kinninger
13 years experience Family Medicine
Abscess : You may have an abscessed tooth. You should see your dentist or your doctor for an evaluation.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain jaw: Amanda 153 ~ you have a dental abscess. Please go to an ER or a dentist to get an antibiotic for 10 day course. See dentist before or after course of ... Read More

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