A 32-year-old member asked:
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what could cause painful swelling in back of gums?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Inflammation ?: Infection? Those conditions can certainly cause swelling and pain. To determine exactly why your gum is swollen, you'll need to see a local dentist who can examine you. Together with a radiograph, they'll be able to make the proper diagnosis and treat you.
Answered on Oct 14, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Wisdom tooth: A wisdom tooth that has not fully come in can cause a painful infection. This is an infection called pericoronitis and it needs to be examined by a dentist.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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