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A 28-year-old female asked:

28 yr old female, experiencing swollen gum behind lower back molar- left side. hurts mostly when touched. never had bottom wisdom teeth, only the 2 top ones came in my early 20s. could this be a wisdom tooth erupting? swelling is in that area.

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
See DDS: Contact your dentist for a clinical and radiographic examination to determine if the third molar is present and the treatment plan.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Swelling: In the location you describe swelling can be from over-erupted upper wisdom tooth, impacted lower wisdom tooth, food impaction, gum disease, draining abscess, virus infection, and so many other causes. To determine appropriate treatment the cause has to be determined. That means a trip to your Dentist is required for an examination and possibly x-rays. Please call now.
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Last updated May 30, 2018

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