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Problems w/my gum

I go to the dentist the 18th but last night when I went to bed, everything was fine. When I woke up today, on my left side on my last molar, on the outside of my gum its swollen to the point my cheek is swollen too. It is painful when I touch it, and its only swollen around that tooth on the outside. What could it be? I took an 800mg Motrin at 6 and hasnt helped one bit

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Asked by aDIVASmommy at 8:01 PM on Feb. 8, 2009 in Health

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  • it might be impacted.. you can call your dentist and see if they can see you any sooner.

    Answer by ZaTa at 8:02 PM on Feb. 8, 2009

  • you might have food stuck in it. but i would call your dentist and be seen asap.

    Answer by YamahaGoddess at 8:25 PM on Feb. 8, 2009

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