A 30-year-old female asked:
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my gums is swollen and painful but my tooth has a filling?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Dental abscess: The most common type of dental abscess is a periapical abscess (tooth), and the second most common is a periodontal abscess (gums) or combination of both tooth-gum abscess, regardless if the tooth has a filing. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see a dentist for evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Mar 30, 2014
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
And?: What is your question? Do you think we can diagnose the problem over the internet? Sorry, but we can't. You will need to see a local dentist. It sounds like you may have an infection, gum or tooth related.
Answered on Mar 29, 2014
Dr. Robert Devin
46 years experience Dentistry
Swollen gums/filling: New fillings some times have a thin edge extending into the gum. The edge traps stuff and causes irritation to the gum. The DDS can smooth this and the problem is fixed. But if you have not had your teeth cleaned in over a year then this is a gum problem and your teeth need a check and a cleaning,
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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