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A 19-year-old female asked:

why do i have red and swollen gum around my upper second molar and the last molar on the bottom hurt?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Gingival infection: may be gingivitis, gingival abscess or dental abscess. Call your dentist for an immediate evaluation.
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Inflammation: the redness indicates a possible inflammatory condition and should be evaluated by a dentist. Pain about a molar indicates a problem and possilbe abscess. It is best to address this early to preclude severe pain. See an dentist as soon as possible. You may also need antibiotics

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