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A 29-year-old male asked:

Hi, i suffer from sensitive gums, so i try to make sure i stay away from sugary foods and drinks. 2 weeks back i ate popcorn, my upper back gum is swollen and in pain, left upper side of the mouth, i assume lodged between gum, one spot only hurts. ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
You may be right....: Something may be lodged in that area. It needs to be removed. If you can't do it you'll need to see your dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Perhaps popcorn husk: Whatever the reason it needs treatment. While food impaction is the most probable answer, there are other possibilities. You say your gums are sensitive. Have you ever seen a gum specialist, a Periodontist? It may actually be root sensitivity, especially if sugar exacerbates problem. Please seek Dental examination now.
Last updated Sep 4, 2019

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