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Gum pain, swollen gum between two teeth only

Hello.
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that I was chewing food only on my right side.  When I paid more attention to "why", I noticed a very weak pain at my lower two molars.
At first I thought it was my teeth.  As days passed, I noticed that it was not my teeth but my gum's on either side of those two molars.
The only time it is painful is when I chew and those teeth meet with my upper teeth.  I was hoping it would go away but the pain got so unbearable that I went to the dentist, with no insurance, they took an x-ray and could not find anything wrong with my molars or the fillings, all intact.
They want me to visit another type of dental doctor.  
I don't have the money to run around to find out what the cause is and for the treatment.  
Another week has gone by, they put me on antibiotics and weak pain relievers.  
The pain is not as sever but now I am noticing a liquid filled lump where the gum is swollen between the two back molars on the outside of the lower gum.  
Have you ever seen this?  
What is it?  
What is the cause and what is the cure?  
Thank you so much for your help!
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It sounds like an abcess (abscess). I would go back. i know the money is an issue but you dont' want it to rupture.

What kind of dentsit did they want you to visit? An oral surgeon?
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Ive had that so many times!!! It hurts so much, and my lips always get chapped because I cant close my mouth all the way. I have no clue what it is but I just know after a couple weeks it will just disappear. I dont think it pops or anything. Though sometimes I taste something weird.
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I went to the local college dental office and they tell me it's an infection and they see some bone loss, very little of that, thank goodness.
So antibiotics were prescribed and they said the bump would go away on its own......
slowly but nothing they gave me could take the pain away....800 mg of Tylenol.
The only thing that even gave me some relief was percepts and then they are so scarred to give me enough to get me thru the pain.
I swear, drug addicts make is so darn hard for those of us who have true pain!
Thanks for your help guys!
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I have had a food trap which is a large gap between 2 top right back molars. Been normal. I use one of those Crest Flossers and always get the food out. I mean I would have to for every meal. Anyway, 2 weeks ago it started pain, pain, pain there. My daughter had a full bottle of amoxicilin from the dentist. I took them all, It seemed to go away. I was happy. It's been another week and it is back. But much worse. What I can see in the mirror is just red on my gums. I am in agony. I have no dental insurance and I don't wanna go just to be told to take Tylenol.
Any ideas??
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I had this problem for years and sometimes if I stop chewing on the one side for long enough it goes away but always ends up coming back when I chew something too hard. Sometimes it starts on the opposite side and I'll have to chew on the other side for a while. I went and had x rays, The first dentist told me it was paridontitis (spelling) but when I went to a different, more reliable dentist, they told me I had very little bone loss and the problem is most likely caused by Clenching your teeth or grinding your teeth either during the day or while you're sleeping. It'll cause you to bruise the bone that supports your molars, causing it to hurt badly when you ear.
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My pain is similiar to those written above.  Last Sunday evening I was just sitting at home reading and I notice a small annoying little radiating pain in my upper back teeth or gums.  Later that week the pain would fad in and fad out.  Finally when I went to bed and laid down the radiating pain grew worse.  When I sat in a chair at night a little releif.
I visited the dentist he exam the top back area and the bottom area and found no cavity, only bone loss.   He had no answers for me.  As I type this my pain is low and barely felt but its still there.  At time the pain like someone sticking a pin into my gum.  My next idea is to see my medical doctor and see if a antiboitic will help, or check for ear infection.  I brush daily, clean between my teeth but I'm puzzled.

Help me someone find out what is causing this gum or teeth pain?

Thanks
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guys, I've had a similar problem and I have solved it! There's the good news.

Here is my experience: I used to have serious pain in the region of the last two molars on my upper left side. It hurt really bad. I went to the dentist and they told me I was probably clenching my teeth when I slept, which made me think I had some mild issues or something, as I haven't ever done this before. I took pain medicine and tried to live with it. Then, over time, I discovered that I had a food trap in the area and that flossing did not necessarily remove the food in there. And so, the food would sit in there and rot, causing mild infection (and redness of the gum area). I was wondering what to do, when I heard about the water pick on TV, thank God. I bought it on Amazon.com, and use it every night. I even saw it at Bed Bath and Beyond recently. Now, I have no pain. Although the area is still a major area of concern for me since little bits of food are always getting trapped there, so tomorrow I will be going to the dentist and having them redo a filling I have there that may be the cause. I hope this finds and helps someone!!

Here is the amazon.com link. Go ahead and look at the reviews. Stellar reviews, has helped thousands and thousands:

http://www.amazon.com/Waterpik-WP-100W-Ultra-Water-Flosser/dp/B000GLRREU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1288927135&sr=8-1
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I put warm salt water in the water pik...rinse with peroxide...floss right after eating..it *****...the dentist says a cap could fill the space....not sure what is right
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