A 27-year-old female asked:
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i have a bump that's behind my last tooth and it hurts to touch and eat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please your dentist: This may a wisdom tooth problem / abscess.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Bump=abscess: You likely have a gum abscess ("boil") from an impacted wisdom tooth or gum disease--possibly related to the previous removal of a wisdom tooth. See your dentist asap for diagnosis--because there are numerous less common causes. The upper tooth will " chew" into the swollen tissue and make infection worse--it must be addressed. Until then: floss, brush , listerine, warm salt water rinses ; nsaids.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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