Red Patch Under Wisdom Tooth - Recommendation needed should I worry ? I

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About 3 days ago i had a discomfort on the inside of gum it hasn’t gone away and after paying more attention noticed a bright red patch maybe a couple inches in size on my gum underneath the wisdom tooth . I am planning to see a dentist asap but would like to see if I’m over reacting . Pictures is the best I could take since It’s right next to the tongue. I know I’m long overdue for a dental visit please advice .
 

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Your 2nd molar appears to have a bit of dark subgingival calculus (blue arrow) and just needs to be cleaned out. You have a lot of supraging calculus around the lower front teeth (orange arrows).
I assume you mean the green arrowed area? This is just loose tissue associated with the partially erupted wisdom tooth (3rd molar). The tissue itself is not of concern, but that wisdom tooth should be extracted at your convenience - it'll never function properly, and must be a real bugger to try and clean. It is likely to be an easy extraction, even without seeing the xray.
 

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Your 2nd molar appears to have a bit of dark subgingival calculus (blue arrow) and just needs to be cleaned out. You have a lot of supraging calculus around the lower front teeth (orange arrows).
I assume you mean the green arrowed area? This is just loose tissue associated with the partially erupted wisdom tooth (3rd molar). The tissue itself is not of concern, but that wisdom tooth should be extracted at your convenience - it'll never function properly, and must be a real bugger to try and clean. It is likely to be an easy extraction, even without seeing the xray.
 

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Its this red area that’s concerning its a bit sensitive and what gave me the initial alert ( it spreads further back ) . But yes I do see those areas that need attention asap .
 

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