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had a root canal done about two months ago, now i feel a lump on my gum , same area ..what could it be?

5 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Hard or Soft ?: A hard lump can be a bony exostosis, a soft lump can be an abscess. These are only guesses... you'll need to see your local dentist for a definitive diagnosis
Answered on Sep 24, 2016
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
?gum boil: I would be concerned about this lump being an infection(gum boil) and you should consult the endodontist who performed the root canal for diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on Sep 24, 2016
Dr. Stephen Pyle
38 years experience Dentistry
Recurrent infection?: May be a recurrent infection; best to see the treating dentist so they can take a new x=ray and compare it with the old one.
Answered on Sep 24, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Some pain and swelling after a root canal is normal. However, if you are still experiencing a tooth ache, lump on your gum or pain for longer than a few days, you should contact your dentist for evaluation and re-treatment if needed.
Answered on Sep 24, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Many possibilities: Could be one of many causes, but most probable is recurrence of infection. Return to Dentist or root canal specialist Endodontist who did the procedure. Revision of the treatment may be in order.
Answered on Jan 30, 2017

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Abscess ?: There may be residual bacteria in the tooth or the bone. Please have your dentist take a look.
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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See a dentist.: It is not normal to have a lump in the gums. These should always be checked out promptly. Good luck.
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