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What this this bump that I have on my gum near the back teeth

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Could be abcess...: Since i don't know how old you are, it is hard to say..If you are in your twenties then it could be your wisdom teeth erupting if you still have them.... Read More
Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
It could be anything: If this bump doesn't go away by itself after several weeks of observation and protecting it from trauma, you should see your doctor to assess this bum... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jill Valerius
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
See doctor: I would suggest seeing your doctor or dentist to have this examined.
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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Cosmetic Dentistry 49 years experience
As : As stated could be many things but you must get it checked out.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry 45 years experience
This : This could be any number of things. Most likely not a cyst, but an abscess which could be coming from your gum or a tooth. It needs to be examined by... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. H. sam Tadros
Prosthodontics 29 years experience
Reaction or Trauma: Not easy to diagnosis with out evaluation could be a reaction or trauma to an item if it occurred in an acute stand point?
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 38 years experience
See your dentist: Go to the dentist and have the dentist radiograph all four wisdom teeth to make sure that they are coming in correctly and there is adequate room. It... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Yes: If it's hard, it might be what we call a torus, which is benign and merely excess bone. Very often people have it for years and never realize it unti... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
Dentistry 20 years experience
May be normal: Sometimes the gums heal into a bump because of the way the stitches were placed. It may be completely normal, but you can mention it to your dentist t... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
Periodontics 27 years experience
likely :canker sore: If you also feel some pain and discomfort in the lesion/pimple like area, and it stays less than, or around 14 days, then most likely it. Is canker s... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
Bump: It is hard to answer without knowing whether you do or do not have a wisdom tooth coming in, and without knowing the condition of the gum in the area.... Read More

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