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Old 04-30-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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A lump under my gum? Wisdom teeth?

Couple days ago I woke up and one side of my mouth bothered me, especially when I smiled. I figured it was my wisdom teeth. I touched it today and there is a lump under my gum, towards the bottom. It is about the 4th tooth from the back, one i had a root canal on almost a year ago. It is not directly under, the lump is really low. It hurts when I apply pressure and it is not visible. I thought maybe it would be my wisdom tooth roots but can they possibly grow this long? The lump is about the size if a pea, maybe a little bigger. Do I go to the dentist or a specialist?

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Old 04-30-2009, 01:16 PM   #2
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Re: A lump under my gum? Wisdom teeth?

See your dentist as soon as you can. The dentist will refer you to the appropriate specialist if necessary.

Delaying may allow it to get worse, which can mean more pain, more expense, and a worse result after treatment.

Old 05-01-2009, 04:24 PM   #3
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Re: A lump under my gum? Wisdom teeth?

Does the lump feel jagged? like a tooth is growing underneath?
If so then it is your wisdom teeth. If no, then it could be an infection.
Either way go and get a checkup, they will tell you, what you need to know.
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