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I'm not sure if this is normal looking or not but It's painful. The area on my gum above the tooth and just below the part of the gum that forms the crevice is very sore and causes pain even when I'm not touching it. It seems kind of sunken in and a sort of deep red color. I'm not sure if this is how it's supposed to look, but either way it's painful? Advice? Is it a gum disease, and if so will I need surgery?
Yup looks like an apthous ulcer like Dr. Mick said. Use a magic mouthwash, which is what he is describing, with some Lidocaine in it for pain. Your dentist can RX it at your local pharmacy. May not be covered by insurance.