Several weeks ago, this happened. However, over the past few weeks the pain hasn't gone away. Then I began to develop a severe sensitivity in my upper right gum line/cheek area consistent with the next to last upper molar (I no longer have my wisdom teeth). In the past few days, the tooth sensitivity has become non existent. However, I have a hard "bump" in the upper part of my gum, close to where my cheek meets. It is sensitive to touching. However, I'm able to chew/eat fine. The bump covers the span of the next to last molar and the one in front of it.
I've been swooshing with salt water and peroxide and my dentist provided me with PerioGard for a previous gum problem so I've been using that as well. I'm unable to get in to the dentist until early August.
Is this something that needs immediate attention? Could it be something serious. When I try to search, I get a lot of information on abscesses, but the symptoms (bad taste, low grade temp, bad breath, tooth sensitivity) don't really seem to fit.
Does anyone have any wisdom they can provide for me?