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Gums are killing me - what to do?

10/31/2007

Question:

my gum is swollen on the left upper part my cheeck is puffy and feels like a hard not what is it and what do i do

Answer:

A dentist needs to examine you. It can be due to several reasons. Swelling means inflammation, but having a hard note can be something different then just gum diseases.

Please visit a dentist and he/she may require a specialist's opinion (periodontist, oral pathology specialist, endodontist).

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University