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A 19-year-old female asked:

What is this bump with red spots on my gums?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Gums-tooth abscess: This infection will not resolve on its own with home care. The most common type of dental abscess is a tooth, and the second most common is a gum or combination of both tooth-gum abscess. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Spotted bump: May be infection, as in a draining abscessed tooth. May be a canker sore. May be so many other things. Will have to be examined to be diagnosed. Please see your Dentist.
Last updated Nov 18, 2019

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