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Gum Pain

I have recently developed a throbbing, burning and persistent lower front gum pain that has persisted for about a week. There is no tooth looseness, no bleeding and no swelling, just the pain, and nothing seems to be easing it. I have quite healthy teeth, and am very careful with my dental hygiene and I have no idea what this could be. I'm very scared about losing my teeth, thus the careful dental hygiene...I brush and floss regularly, so the pain has me a little scared about what could be going on. I am a healthy 28 year old female, with no history of dental issues. Any suggestions?
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Yes, get yourself to your dentist as soon as possible.  Pain is usually a sign of an infection or inflammatory response.

In either case, the earlier your condition is diagnosed and treated the better the outcome.

Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.  This is not a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition or question. Always seek the advice of your own doctor for medical condition. Only your doctor can provide specific diagnoses and therapies.
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