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hard lump on bottom gum

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. The "hard" area can be an exostosis, which is a hard bone, or you may have an abscess. It is difficult ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist: The "hard lump " is also called fistula is a sign that there is a dental or gum infection and your body is draining it out. See your dentist for evalu ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Please: Please see your Dentist ASAP. Although there could be many causes, statistically highest probability is infection. If so, it will not self-cure, onl ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience Dentistry
Can't tell: This is something that needs to be seen to be answered. See an oral surgeon or dentist to find out. Could be normal, could be pathology.
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Dr. Robert Hulbert
21 years experience Dentistry
Gum lumps: Lumps on your gums could be several different things from normal anatomy (tori) to infection. Could you have food trapped under the gums? This can c ... Read More
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Dr. Adam Salm
Dr. Adam Salm answered
11 years experience Dentistry
Could be either: Some bumps, such as the anatomy of your jaw bone, can be normal. These will have been there forever, have no long term pain/sensitivity, and generall ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Bumps: It takes a physical exam to be able to see, feel and take appropriate X-ray to give you an accurate diagnosis. See a dentist ASAP for this.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Lumps: How long have these lesion been there? Since they don't appear to be a normal part of your anatomy, they should be examined physically. Please make an ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: There are many causes for the symptoms you described. However for accurate diagnosis see your dentist for examination and x-rays. Otherwise is a guess ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lip exam: More than likely it's a simple cyst, but to be sure it will have to be examined by your physician, an otolaryngologist or oral surgeon.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
I do not know: A lump as you describe would need to be examined in person and possibly even biopsied to definitively diagnose what it is. Best for you to see the dr ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The only thing i know for sure as a dr is that you will die.But not soon from movable lumps on your jaw. This does however require a visit to a dr.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist ASAP: Without seeing the lump to learn its exact location, color, as well as (important!) x-ray films, only general observation can be listed. This means yo ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Need clinical exam: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Swellings in the mouth could be many different situations. Pain is an indicator that something is wr ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: But often they are soft swellings- see photograph. You need to see a dentist for a thorough evaluation to determine exactly what itbis and to perfo ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Abscess: Check with your dentist to find out for sure.
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