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My son is almost 13 now. He has swollen gums and I noticed that it is unusually red right now. It hurts quite a bit and it hurts the most especially when he brushes his teeth. I am really worried about him. I also noticed he has a bad breath too. A foul smell actually. My husband asked me to take him to the ENT because he thought that it might be some kind of throat infection. But it turns out, it isn't. My parents asked me to take him to a periodontist in Oshawa where we stay. They think it's some kind of gum issue as my dad also had a similar experience. So I am going to take him either this week or next week. Also, my son is very scared to meet the perio because he had a bad experience with the dentist some two years. So that again is a small problem. Has anybody got any similar experiences? I sure hope its nothing serious. Be kind enough to share your thoughts and suggestions.