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A 45-year-old member asked:

my gum is sore and really hurts and i have no idea what it's from! please help?

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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 23 years experience
Late stage of gum dz: Gum disease usually does not hurt unless it is at an acute or late state that is causing an abscess. Check with your dentist/periodontist for definitive diagnosis and treatment.

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How long does it usually take a pressure sore to heal?

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What is a pressure sore?

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What is the typical color of a pressure sore?

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What could cause swollen gums?

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