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i have a bump on my gums

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Bump: Any non-resolving swelling should be immediately evaluated. You may have gum infection, food impaction, abscessed tooth, erupting wisdom tooth, or ma ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Unlikely to be anything significant but check it out. I would make sure of what it is so I would not be worried .This if early may be able to do some ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depending on: Where the bump is - it could be food or debris caught in the gum space. It could even be an abscess. Or it could be something far more benign.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience Orthodontics
See your dentist : (S)he'll check it out.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Dentist: See your Dentist for examination and diagnosis and tx options. Make the appt. as it may only get worse. Could be bone, infection, cyst, etc. Get it ch ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Bump on gum: This may be either a gum abcess or a tooth abcess. This can be diagnosed by your dentist with an examination and an x-ray. Another possibility is an ... Read More
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Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
No reason to worry: I'd recommend using BreathRx or some other mouth wash in the morning and before bed until it goes away completely. Importantly - don't eat/drink anyt ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: A white area might be a gum infection, an abscess, or just an area of thin gum over normal bone. It might also be as common as a canker sore, or some ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
ChronicTooth Abscess: There are a number of common causes for endodontic failure like root fractures, untreated canals, perforations, zips, and transportations, etc. The go ... Read More

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