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can gingavitis hurt like a cavity or know somethimes my pain moves side to side i was told at er my gums were swollen going to denist today?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Usually not: Gingivitis usually does not "hurt" though it is possible if you are having a particularly large flare up in a specific area. As with any inflammatory disease discomfort may be a source of a dull and continual ache.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: This can very easily cause pain in mouth as referred from a tooth etc. Please see dentist may need plaque buildup removed and also need antibiotics perhaps?

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