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swollen painful gums in back of mouth

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.

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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Call dentist: Sounds like you have an abscess. Can't tell if it is related to your gums or your tooth, over the internet, without a radiograph.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Swelling and pain indicate an infection. It will take a dental exam to determine if it is the tooth or the gums. Keep the area as clean as you can, ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Simple solution: See a dentist for examination x-rays and treatment. Dental and gums problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily p ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Gum swelling: The causes of posterior gum swelling are somewhat age-dependant. Infants--due to teething. Children due to emerging molars. Other folks: food trapped ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Sounds like: Sounds like you need to see two specialist’s. You need to see an Oral Surgeon to evaluate wisdom teeth and surrounding tissues, and an ENT to evaluat ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Gingival Pain: That area is very difficult to keep clean. You may have a carious lesion which is trapping food and bacteria or a periodontal defect. It may be time t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist : You have been suffering with this for a week and you are getting worse. Itis time to take action and see a dentist. You will continue to have more p ... 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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See a dentist now!: Hi. It sounds as if you have an abscessed tooth. You need to get to a dentist right away! We can't fix that on the internet! Go to your dentist immedi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
37 years experience Prosthodontics
See a dentist: Sounds like you have a dental abscess brewing. You should see a dentist asap.
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