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A 44-year-old member asked:

I have swollen gum in the back of my mouth behind last tooth, is this my wisdom teeth coming in?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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 needs to be treated to avoid bone loss on that second molar.
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