I have a molar on the bottom right side with a cavity between it and the last molar. There is a portion of what I think is my gums peeking up through the space where the cavity is and is painful when pressure is applied. What does this mean

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 19 - January - 2014, at 19:19 PM

  • When the cavity is there between two teeth then food lodgement is there which causes the gum infection between the two teeth and this causes the growth of gingiva in that area. For this you have to schedule a visit to your dentist and get xrays done to find out the extent of decay. If it is possible, then the dentist will do the filling but if it is deep then you will need root canal treatment followed by a crown on top of that. for more info on caries you can check this link in our website to know more..... http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-dental-caries-7.aspx

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