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Top right gum is swollen & painful. It's near the wisdom teeth & right above one tooth which had root canal procedure. Is it infection or gum disease?

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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Could be either

A localized infection in that area of gums is difficult to diagnose without and exam and an X-ray .
It is possible that the tooth with the RCT is failing and you have an infection associated with that tooth. Or, possibly, the tissue around the wisdom tooth is infected from food impaction or eruption . See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis

In brief: Could be either

A localized infection in that area of gums is difficult to diagnose without and exam and an X-ray .
It is possible that the tooth with the RCT is failing and you have an infection associated with that tooth. Or, possibly, the tissue around the wisdom tooth is infected from food impaction or eruption . See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis
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Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Swollen Gum

Swollen gums near wisdom teeth and an adjacent tooth with a RCfilling demands a thorough evalualtion.
CVould be a gum infection, a recurring apical abscess, or a wisdom tooth breaking through the tissues.

In brief: Swollen Gum

Swollen gums near wisdom teeth and an adjacent tooth with a RCfilling demands a thorough evalualtion.
CVould be a gum infection, a recurring apical abscess, or a wisdom tooth breaking through the tissues.
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