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A 38-year-old male asked:

What causes a bump on the gums? ive had a thrush break out and noticed a bump on my top gum-no teeth or dentures. the bump is regularly shaped and doesnt hurt nor is it sensitive to contact with my tongue, no bleeding or draining. gum boil? abscess?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Thrush is a fungal disease that leaves white patches not bumps on gums or cheeks. Since you have no teeth or dentures, it could be an irritation on gums from eating something hard or pointed. It could be a small root tip or piece of tooth that was left in area. See a dentist for x-ray and exam.
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Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
Get your gums checked by your dentist. There can be an overgrowth of gum tissue due to past infections or irritations. X-ray of the area can reveal if the teeth have any issues or you have a periodontal problem
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
As I'm sure you understand, "bump" can refer to so many lesions, scar tissue, boney growths, neoplasms, etc. Please see your Dentist for a qualified answer. Without examination and possible x-rays an answer from this platform would only be a guess.
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Last updated Jul 16, 2022

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