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Posted: 1/6/2012 9:59:21 AM EDT
A couple of days ago I noticed that the gum right behind my very back tooth was a little swollen and sensitive (this has happened in the past and would go away after a couple days). It has gradually gotten worse, but seems to get worse when i bump it with a tooth brush or bite down on it. It is almost like a compartmentalized knot with very little swelling in the surrounding area. My question is what should i do if it gets much worse considering that this is friday and I don't see myself getting to a dentist until monday at the earliest. Thanks for any help.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 10:01:55 AM EDT
drink alot of alcohol
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 10:03:07 AM EDT
i got nothin

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 10:05:24 AM EDT
pre-eruptive wisdom tooth?

I only guess because I have one that is erupted but lays horizontal and gives me problems for a few days 2-3 times a year.

Ibuprofin takes care of it for the most part for me.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 10:07:09 AM EDT
Gargle with warm/hot salty water.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 10:10:58 AM EDT
If it is that bad, and you have a good relationship with your dentist, I would call now and tell them what is going on. 9 times out of 10 my dentist will tell me to come in ASAP so they can take a quick look, instead of dealing with an emergency weekend call, and if you do have a nasty infection, sooner or later you are going to have to head in and deal with it. BTW, I'm not a dentist, but a bunch of my cousins are.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 10:12:27 AM EDT
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