A 34-year-old female asked:
I was fiddling with my right bottom gum on sun.was checking if one would grow here.on mon i woke up with an inflamed gum right where i was fiddling, feels even more inflamed this morning. gland on my neck in right also sore. doesn't seem to have pus?
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Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Gum soreness: If there was gum discomfort before you fiddled with it, a periapical abscess would be a possibility. In view of worsening discomfort and a possible reactive lymph node I recommend consulting a dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation, advice and treatment.
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