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Lump over a tooth

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Posted by: denturemaster  (10 years ago)

Three days ago, I developed a lump over my lower left 1st molar. It has grown larger as days go by and now it's puffy and yellowish in color. My 1st molar tooth and the second premolar tooth started to ache slightly as well. I still have all my wisdom teeth and I am guessing that my wisdom teeth might be pushing my other teeth. I also noticed that my 1st molar is somewhat loose.

Is this an emergency? I have a mountain climbing activity in two weeks and I planned to visit the dentist after it. Is it okay to wait that long? Thank you in advance!
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Posted by: mdhola  (10 years ago)
I would advise to visit dentist and radiograph done before your plan mountain activity. I am not sure what the consistency of that lump on you tooth but it might be because of several reasons.
1) Tooth might be chronically carious and underlying pulp tissue might have swelled casing lump
2) It might be extension of surrounding gums
3) If you re not chewing on that side for a long time then it might be simple tartar getting accumulated on tooth, however that would be hard in consistency.