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tooth or gum infection

Posted by cai on 01/06/05 at 02:01 AM

im not sure if its an abcess but i know for sure there seems to be an infection of some sort…my crown cracked off a while back and i havent had time to have it checked..suddenly there is large bump on the lower part of the gum located next to the cracked tooth and it looks as if the swelling has covered the cracked tooth in which i was able to see the raw area earlier but now the swelling has caused it to cover that area….there is alot of tenderness around that area…but the pain is not from the tooth itself but just from the swelling…looks as if there is some collection of pus because i see a yellow dot on the bump…would i need to see an oral surgeon or would my regular dentist be able to fix it?