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Olean, NY
A 27-year-old female asked:

I have a red pimple like thing on the inside of cheek by molars and gums are swollen by my wisdom tooth. no pain, but weird sensation in face.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Green
Dentistry 10 years experience
Red Pimple in cheek: I would first evaluate whether you have bitten your cheek, a very common occurrence! you truly need an xray to determine what is going on with your wisdom tooth and whether the swollen gums are related!
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sounds Like: Pericoronitis (infected tissue around a wisdom tooth) which is generally painful. I would see your dentist to be sure it is not another tooth or swelling from some other cause as we cannot see you. See your dentist.
Last updated Feb 18, 2016


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