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Swollen gums in between two teeth and growing wisdom teeth

By Allyssa 4/29/2011 9:47:49 AM
My gums between the last two teeth on the bottom right side of my mouth are swollen, red, and in severe pain. I know my wisdom teeth are coming in, but I'm not sure why there is pain between those teeth and just not behind the last tooth. Any idea of what this could be? And how much this could potentially cost to fix without having insurance?
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 4/29/2011 9:47:49 AM

The swollen gums between two teeth is not because of growing wisdom teeth. It can be due to food lodgement and the food lodgement can be because of decay on either side of tooth. When decay is there, caviity is formed and food lodgment is there which can cause swollen gums. These swollen gums are red and painful. So you have to get an xray done and find out which tooth is decayed and get it filled. Now the cost part depends on how much decay is there and which treatment is needed. For composite tooth fillings it can be anywhere between $100 - $150 per filling without insuranceou. For more info on dental fillings you can read this article..... www.identalhub.com/article_how-are-fillings-placed-57.aspx


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