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A 22-year-old female asked:

where my wisdom tooth should be, it feels like my gum is coming away from the tooth. it doesn't hurt but i'm worried.

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Satloff
Pain Management 40 years experience
I am confused,but: Gum tissue should not be coming away from the tooth. This suggests the presence of periodontal disease, a gram negative anaerobic rod bacterial infection. See a dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Do something: Call your Dentist. Have a Pro examine you and see if treatment is indicated. That' same lot better than worrying.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Overlying flap: Probably an overlying flap on a partially impacted wisdom tooth. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/recommendations.

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