I’ve had a toothache for some time and kept meaning to get to the dentist, but we’re new in town and I haven’t found a regular dentist yet. Now there seems to be a pimple on my gum. Do you know what that is?
Marie B. – New York
It would appear that you have developed an abscess on your gum from an infected tooth. I hate being the bearer of bad news because I know that moves can be stressful and now you’re needing to add dealing with this on top of everything else.
I realize you do not have a dentist at the moment, but you need to get this treated right away. There are emergency dentists that will see non-established patients in times like this. They’ll get you out of pain, diagnose the problem, and schedule a follow-up.
If you don’t like the dentist, you can schedule with a different dentist. Just make sure you at least get seen by someone quickly. It will only get worse and this will spread.
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