The gum around my last tooth on the upper left is swollen and very painful..this is the 3rd time am experiencing it,i don’t know what to do..

Doctor’s Response:
Pay a visit to your dentist..Recurrent pericoronitis could be so painful. It is caused when an erupting or erupted tooth is partially covered with gingival flap. Food debris pack under the flap, irritates the tissue and infection sets in .Your dentist will take an intra oral radiograph to see if your last molar is in a good position to erupt fully in the mouth,if not the tooth could be impacted and a surgical extraction will be needed.

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