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my gum hurts in the back of my mouth

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: The best thing for you to do is to see a dentist today.This pain indicates an infection. It is hard to say if it is an abcess of a tooth or a periodon ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Pope
45 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom teeth: Erupting wisdom teeth would be the mostly likely cause for pain for someone your age and without a previous history of dental problems. The eruption p ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
It could be: Your wisdom teeth may be erupting. Have your dentist take a look.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
You're teething: Yeas, probably due to wisdom tooth. Please see your Dentist. Don't be surprised if you are referred to a wisdom tooth Specislist, an Oral Surgeon.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom Tooth: It is very possible that it is your wisdom tooth. Your dentist can tell for sure, and advise you if you have enough room in your mouth for the tooth t ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Wisdom teeth pain: in many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with the presence of tooth decay. It is a common procedure, generally p ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe gingivitis: The gums behind the last molars can get inflamed, called gingivitis. That area is harder to keep clean with brushing and flossing, so gingivitis happe ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Examination: Could be viral, bacterial, allergic. Please see dentist for examination.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Coincidental: Probably separate and distinct issues. See your mother's dentist for evaluation and rx.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nutter
45 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Several things: There could be a number of things causing this. It could be due to an oral yeast infection, or a response to something you are eating. There is also a ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Operculum: That little piece of tissue is called an operculum. Food and bacteria get caught underneath it, and it gets traumatized when you bite down due to lack ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
See your Dentist: Have him/her check it out.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Visit your DDS: Any white lesion that does not resolve itself in two-three weeks should be evaluated by your dentist.
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