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is it safe to remove a tooth even though the gum is swelling?

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Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: The gum swelling may very well be part of the disease process that warrants removal of the tooth. If your health allows, and do not take any blood thinning medications, i see no contra-indication to removal of a tooth that has gum swelling.
Answered on Mar 24, 2013

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