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Swollen gums in back tooth

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 7, 2007
  • 07:54 PM

I need some help because this swollen gum on the right side on the back of my mouth is irritating me everytime I eat or talk. It's been there for about a week. It's just pushing against my cheek and it gets bigger everytime it gets touched or when I eat. It's just on that one spot and there is a very dark, sort of black or dark red, area on it that appears to be on the inside of the swollen gum. The gums on this area is loose a bit and when I can pull it slightly away from my teeth and it bleeds from the opening, so I avoided that.
I read on some sites that some toothpaste can give allergic reactions to make the gums swollen, and I don't know if that's the case, but I have been using a new toothpaste. It's in chinese so I don't know what it is, but I'll ask my parents later or something. Even so, why doesn't the toothpaste make all the gums in my mouth swollen. Another possibility is that it's my wisdom tooth coming out, but still over a layer of gum.
I'm just too confused, and will make a dentist appointment after your suggestions to see how important it would for me to go because I'm quite busy this week.

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  • sounds like you might have an infection, go to the dentist and get an antibiotic...the swelling should go down within a day or two, you might have to have the tooth pulled eventually...
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  • I had the same thing a few weeks ago on my back bottom left tooth, now i have it on my right bottom left tooth, it really hurts when you open your mouth, or even if your tongue touches it, and especially when you swallow. I had to go to the dentist where they gave me an x-ray, it turned out that the tooth got pus inside it, so the gave me an operation.. right there... They applied some ointment onto the gum, it went mildly numb and the gum started swelling up, the dentist then used a scalpel and a sharp hook thingy to pierce it, it hurt ... then they put some antiseptic on my gum to clean it up.. so much pus... oww... but then it was alright after.. now i have it again on my other tooth and i took some panadol... hope it gets better, i dont want another operation.
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