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Lump: Most likely it is a "traumatic fibroma" which is basically scar tissue built up from chronic trauma from the biting. You should still have it checked/biopsied to confirm. You can have it removed via a laser. It does have a reoccurrence possibility if the trauma persists and may need the same treatment years down the road, but it is important to have it checked. Jeffrey briney, d.D.S. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1yr old is teething upper front 4th tooth but not yet cut, swollen gums, biting.Had loose not watery motion 2am &10am, now 6hrs passed, nothing.Normal?
Normal: Some teeth come in faster than others. Sometimes recycle as they try to erupt. Symptoms all suggestive of teething. Give baby hard cold teething ring. Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin may help (follow pkg directions). 1st dental appointment age1, so call dentist or pediatric dental specialist now. ...Read more
NO: Gum disease is caused by bacterial etiology, with destruction of bone support due to host reaction to the bacteria and bacterial product, and the exacerbation of destruction due to malocclusion and medical well being. Diabetes is caused by inability to regulate glucose level in the blood. Nail biting has nothing to do with both of these diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Gum ideas ie caused by bacteria present in the mouth together w/ poor home care, lack of good brushing and flossing, genetic predisposition, and local irritants, such as smoking. Diabetes is caused by a problem in your pancreas where you do not produce enough insulin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was biting my short nails when I accidentally moved it too suddenly n cut my gum,it is bleeding and hurts,any remedies?
I get canker sores sometimes from biting myself from eating,andthey go away. But why do they turn white? Also I scratched my gum it turned white, ouch
Amen! Little known. : Canker sores (apthous stomatitis) are quite a nuisance, but harmless. They're common, last days and make eating many foods-salty, citrus, tart (vinegary)-painful to eat (ketchup's horrible). Recurrent, can cluster, but is not herpes; & different than other, more serious stomatitis. IMHO local trauma, virus associated, but myths abound on causes & treatments; little evidence to support any. Ouch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer