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My 8 year old Golden Retriever is experiencing what looks like a swollen and inflamed detachment of his gum in one particular spot. I don't know if its gingivitis, or something worse. Just noticed it yesterday but the swelling has seemed to have gone down since then and there is no more bleeding. If anyone has any experience with this kind of health issue please let me know.

Attached is a picture I took today of the site of inflammation. This is what it looks like after the swelling has decreased a bit.

Thanks,

Josh
 

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There are a variety of benign (including simple overgrowth of the gums) and malignant growths that can occur in the mouth. The only way to tell for sure is to biopsy it. Even if it's benign, if it's big enough to bug him or that he ends up chewing on it when he's eating, it should be removed. You should call your vet.
 

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Get your dog to the vet for a diagnosis, plain and simple.
 
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