Q. Why is one of molars swollen?

Answered by
Dr. Purva Jingar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Aug 21, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am 18 years old and my grandfather said I might be teething because one of my molars are swollen. He said once I lose this molar, a new one comes in. Is that true?

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He is not wrong nor right. If your molar in the age of 8 was not replaced with a permanent one and if there is any chance of having a molar in eruption stage then it may be true. Generally swelling around teeth comes due to gum inflammation or due to some infection in teeth.

In both cases, you need to visit a dental clinic. Just get this swelling checked before it becomes some severe infection and know the status of your teeth whether they are temporary or permanent teeth.

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