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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 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

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hulbert
22 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom teeth: At your age i would suspect an infection around erupting wisdom teeth if you have not already had them removed. Very common, it is called pericorniti ... Read More
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Dr. Qaiss Mohammed
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Infectious mono: Viral infection.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom Tooth?: Your wisdom tooth may be erupting, best to see a local dentist to be sure. Most people don't have enough room in their mouths for these teeth.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Is it?: Is it your gums that are swollen, your cheeks that are swollen, or both? In any case, you need to be examined to determine the cause of the swelling w ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
?Pericoronitis ?: Please see your dentist promptly as there could be an infection where a wisdom tooth is erupting.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
It is not normal: Wisdom teeth. It was a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
See DDS: Contact your dentist for a clinical and radiographic examination to determine if the third molar is present and the treatment plan.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
It's possible: But it could be caused by other things besides a cavity. Gum disease, a necrotic tooth, viral infection. See a dentist to rule out tooth and gum rel ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
You investigate: Swelling is not normal. See your Dentist to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. This could be anything from extremely benign to quite ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: The swelling appears to be caused by an infection, from either the gum or a tooth. A dentist in your area can assess the situation to determine what t ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Won't hurt: But probably won't help much. You need do see a Dentist, or preferably a gum/bone specialist to diagnose the cause of the swelling (most likely, but ... Read More
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