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Gum pain by molar

Below my left back molar, my gums are feeling sensitive and appear slightly inflamed. I can feel some kind of ridge at the site of the pain, and it seems like the tissue near the site is jutting out a little more than it is on the other side of my mouth, but just a little so it could be swelling. It may have something to do with the fact that my wisdom teeth haven't shown up yet, though they're not overdue; I'm only eighteen.
Every other part of my mouth feels fine --it's just the area at the side of this one back molar. I didn't think it was serious at first, but it's been persisting over the past couple of days. I'd appreciate any advice.
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It may be the eruption of the molar at this stage of your life.

The wisdom teeth generally erupt between the ages of 18-25 so it can vary greatly.  You may be getting yours on the earlier side potentially.  

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