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sore swollen and throbbing gums. small lumps in cheek at jaw line one on either side.

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: Have you seen a dentist recently? Sore throbbing gums can be from an infection, periodontal disease. A dental exam is needed to determine exactly what is going on and the best treatment. Call asap.
Answered on Feb 20, 2020
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Dr. Howard Spector
39 years experience Orthodontics
Swollen Glands: Sounds like an oral infection. The description that you offer of your gums means inflammation and the small lumps near the border of your lower jaw are swollen glands. Both are consistent with an infection. Go visit both a qualified dds and/or your md to be diagnosed and treated properly. Until then, rinse your mouth frequently with warm salt water and Aspirin if you develop a fever.
Answered on Nov 9, 2018
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Infection: Sounds like an oral infection. See your dentist ASAP.
Answered on Aug 8, 2017
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Swollen, throbbing gums and small lumps in cheek can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome.
Answered on Feb 20, 2020
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Gums: You may have Periodontal (gum/bone) disease or an overlying oral infection, either bacterial, viral, or fungal. You will have to be examined by your Dentist in order for a differential diagnosis to be established, and from that the correct treatment provided. Call hour Dentist.
Answered on Feb 20, 2020

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