A member asked:

The back left side of my mouth (gum/tooth) is swollen and i can't eat anything. what could it be?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht answered

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Hi. It sounds as if you have an abscessed tooth. You need to get to a dentist right away! We can't fix that on the internet! Go to your dentist immediately!

Answered Nov 28, 2017

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

An infection, a broken tooth, or a wisdom tooth erupting... but these are only guesses since you cannot be accurately diagnosed over the internet. Please see a local dentist for treatment, since you can't eat anything and things can only get worse, really fast.

Answered Aug 11, 2014

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. Rec. See your dentist asap.

Answered Aug 12, 2014

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