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Painful bump on gums not the side

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
May be bone.: It may be an edge of bone if it's hard. Or swelling. See your dentist - he may need to adjust the denture. Probably not an infection.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
See dentist ASAP: See the dentist that did your extractions about this painful problem. You do not need to put it off until your next appointment. Call today.

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Throat: May be two things. Globus can come from dryness and acid reflux. The chin bump may be a pimple or an infected sebaceous cyst, less likely dental relat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Hard or soft ?: Is the "bump" hard or soft? If soft, it may be an abscess. If hard, it might be a bony exostosis. Either way you should have it examined by your local ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Need an examination: Your description lacks location, duration and possible causation. The "squishy bump" could be many things: infection, trauma, cyst, tumor, variation o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Epstein
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Infected tooth: the pus indicates an infected tooth. You need to go to the dentist and get a root canal to remove the dead nerve. Then you should have all of the swe ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
45 years experience Dentistry
? infection?: You may have a gum infection. If your gums bleed, are swollen or red you will need help. Talk to your dentist and if you have a disease, consider lo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
42 years experience Dentistry
Can't tell: It depends how long you've had this. You need to go back and see your dentist, the bump could be a sign of infection.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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See doctor/dentist: to figure this one out. It could be an infection that requires treatment. Best of luck!
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Either one: Could be a gum infection or a tooth infection. Either way, you need to get evaluated & treated. Bottom line: go see your dentist.

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