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A 16-year-old female asked:

Separation of gums around lower left second & third molar. pain started after cavity filling at dentist. accompanied with bleeding & a white/red sore?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Gums: It sounds like you have gingival trauma or infection. Have your dentist look at the problem. All the best.
Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
Needs Evaluation: Return to your dentist for further evaluation. You may have a infection &/or gum disease. Deep caries may lead to pulpal infection, which may need root canal treatment. If your third molar is impacted and has pericoronal infection, you may consult an oral surgeon.

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Last updated Apr 23, 2020

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