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Does gingivitis cause this pain?

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Posted by: littleMissy  (9 years ago)
Hello!

For the past few days, I have been having pain in the back of my gums on both side of my mouth, where my wisdom teeth would be . None of my wisdom teeth have come in and they are not coming in either. The pain goes on and off and it hurts really badly sometimes. I tried to press on the gum where my wisdom teeth would be to see if they are coming in but I don't feel like they are there. I don't feel anything. It also does not hurt.

I went to the dentist last week to have this checked. Based from the x-ray that he took, my teeth are all fine. I do not have any cavities. But I was diagnosed with early stage of gingivitis and he scheduled me for a deep cleaning. Could the pain be caused by the gum disease that I have? If so, why it is only at the back that is sore? Any inputs would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted by: mdhola  (9 years ago)
Yes, gingivitis can cause sensitivity at certain level, sometimes (based on intensity of disease) you can also experience bleeding from gums when you brush or like that. It might be localized in the area of your molar region as those areas are relatively difficult to clean as compare to front teeth. You can also use mouthwash to decrease gum inflammation at certain level, however any source of infection should be removed like tartar (calculus) or plaque by trained dental professional regard less of use of mouthwash.
Hope this will help you!
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