Gums


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Behind my last tooth, it is swollen and is touching my top gum when my mouth is closed. it is quite painful. I didn't go to the dentist because of the corona virus.
 
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Dr M

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Good day
This could be related to your wisdom tooth. Sometimes if you have a wisdom tooth that is only partially erupted, the gum around the tooth can get swollen and inflamed and cause what we refer to as pericoronitis. This pain can be quite severe and in some cases you might need antibiotic treatment. If this is a repeat occurrence, it might be an indication to have the wisdom tooth removed.

Do you have a photo of the region in question?
 

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