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A 30-year-old female asked:

My tooth at the back has been chipping off. the top part is totally gone. so now i have a terrible pain coming from the gum and the lower gum line is red and doesn't want to be touched. it's painful even when i brush.

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Dental Treatment: Apparently you haven't been seen by a dentist for quite some time. It appears that your molar has severely decayed and you now have a festering infection in your gingiva and most probably the bone. You need to call a local dentist and be seen ASAP to have the tooth treated or extracted. This will not resolve on its own, nor will pills solve your problem. Please call today.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Oral disease: Both tooth and gum disease. Requires professional care. Will not self cure, nor will it respond to OTCs. Please call a local Dentist for emergency care. You're dealing with virulent infections.Call now.

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