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A 19-year-old female asked:

I'm a 11 year old and i have a big lump on my back teeth i thought it was an abcess tooth at first because my face started swelling up a little bit ??

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
New tooth: At 11 years old you most likely still have some baby teeth in the back. For most kids your age the next to last tooth is still a baby second molar. The 'bump" may be the new permanent tooth coming in. If the "bump" is on the cheek side this is probably the case. I see this very often. The solution is to have the baby tooth removed by your dentist for the new tooth can come in better.
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