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Bit gum with my tooth and now I have a small blood blister. What can I do to make this heal fast?

Bit gum with my tooth and now I have a small blood blister. What can I do to make this heal fast?

Warm salt rinses: The blister will need to heal on it's own, but if it is a bit swollen in the area, warm salt water rinses several times a day will help it along. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my gum underneath my tooth. It looks like a blister but has been there for over a month now. It does not hurt or changed size.

I have a small bump on my gum underneath my tooth. It looks like a blister but has been there for over a month now. It does not hurt or changed size.

Fistula?: What you are describing sounds like a fistula or drainage track from an infected tooth. Your dentist can confirm this with an X-ray and a Gutta percha placed in the "gum pimple". It wouldn't hurt because the pressure is vented thru the pimple, but if an infection it is dangerous to your overall health. Have your dentist help you treat your problem. Font wait for a crisis! ...Read more

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Lump on the inside of my gum next to a wizdom tooth. Its not painful, just feels like a blister full of water. Acured a day ago. Any thoughts?

Lump on the inside of my gum next to a wizdom tooth. Its not painful, just feels like a blister full of water. Acured a day ago. Any thoughts?

Two thoughts: Either an infection or a mucocele. It doesn't make sense to take any chances. See a dentist to know for sure. If it is an infection, even though it doesn't hurt now, it will soon enough and usually at the most inopportune time. If it's a mucocele, all the better. When was your last dental check-up? ...Read more

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My 11 month old has a blister on his gums. It's not directly under any teeth, it's white hard (but not a tooth), and red around it. What could it be?

My 11 month old has a blister on his gums. It's not directly under any teeth, it's white hard (but not a tooth), and red around it. What could it be?

Teething or Chewing: 11 month old can have erupting teeth, a gum cyst, trauma from chewing on some object they put in their mouth, a primary case of herpes infection, or rarely a canker sore. See your pediatrician to get the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Last night I seen a blood blister at the back of my gums, not under or around a tooth just entirely on its own. I didn't realize or feel anything till I was done brushing my teeth, could this be from brushing or toxins of cigarettes?

Last night I seen a blood blister at the back of my gums, not under or around a tooth just entirely on its own. I didn't realize or feel anything till I was done brushing my teeth, could this be from brushing or toxins of cigarettes?

Blood blister: Any red or white lesion should be examined if it persists for longer than 10 days-2 weeks. Of serious concern is the fact that you smoke, which exponentially raises your risk of oral cancer. Call your Dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Allergies (?) after a dental visit w/ extreme fat lip & blisters on gums, roof of mouth (front tooth cap cemented) - topical novicane only & cement us

Allergies (?) after a dental visit w/ extreme fat lip & blisters on gums, roof of mouth (front tooth cap cemented) - topical novicane only & cement us

Allergies likely: Latex is the most common contact allergen in the dental office. Did you have a dental dam placed? These are often latex, also the providers gloves could be latex. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old has a blister on her gum, my dentist wants to take out tooth below he feels the infection will damage the adult tooth to come is it true?

My 8 yr old has a blister on her gum, my dentist wants to take out tooth below he feels the infection will damage the adult tooth to come is it true?

Possibly: The baby tooth may be restorable with a "baby root canal". Hard to say what is best for your daughter; get a second opinion if you are concerned. ...Read more

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A week ago, my gums behind and in front of my 2 front teeth, swelled up, then became a tough, liquidy blister. What can I do to help heal them?

A week ago, my gums behind and in front of my 2 front teeth, swelled up, then became a tough, liquidy blister. What can I do to help heal them?

See a dentist.: See your dentist as soon as possible. The longer you wait the more chances you are going to loose your teeth. Abscess is usually a sign of an infected tooth that needs to be treated asap. ...Read more

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What could the blue/purplish blister on the top gum of my 8 month old who has no teeth yet be?

What could the blue/purplish blister on the top gum of my 8 month old who has no teeth yet be?

May overly a tooth: Sometimes a tooth will erupt behind such a blister. Or s/he may have bitten down on something & bruised the area. Time will tell. ...Read more

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Had wisdom teeth extracted and now I have blister-like things around the extraction site. The gum is raw and hurts

Had wisdom teeth extracted and now I have blister-like things around the extraction site. The gum is raw and hurts

Cancer sore: You may have what is called an aphthous ulcer or canker sore. This is small sore that appear on the inside of the mouth, the cheeks, the inside of the lips, the tongue and anywhere on the gum. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I got 4 teeth surgically removed 4 days ago I have blisters in my mouth and what seems to be white plaque on my gums is this normal?

I got 4 teeth surgically removed 4 days ago I have blisters in my mouth and what seems to be white plaque on my gums is this normal?

Yes and no: The white plaque may simply be healing tissue or dead tissue sloughing off. The blisters are another matter. Without examination, it is hard to say. You might have placed gauze in and out too many times and pulled away the top layer of healthy tissue. Best to see the Oral Surgeon who treated you for a follow-up visit to diagnose and treat these concerns. Easy warm salt water rinses. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old had a blister like sore on her gums beneath the teeth on the bottom and had been congested and stuff lately. What could this be?

My 4 yr old had a blister like sore on her gums beneath the teeth on the bottom and had been congested and stuff lately. What could this be?

Oral blister: It could be an apthous ulcer or fever blisters
Or if she had many of them, it could be part of the Hand Foot & mouth syndrome ...Read more

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My 5 year old has some small blisters inside his mouth and outside! His gums are also swollen and he complains that his teeth hurt when he brushes wha?

My 5 year old has some small blisters inside his mouth and outside! His gums are also swollen and he complains that his teeth hurt when he brushes wha?

Viral, maybe herpes: There are a few viruses that can do this, but the most common is an initial infectioin with herpes simplex virus. You need to take him to the doctor ASAP, primarily in case it's herpes, often acquired at his age from schoolmates or playmates. Herpes can be very effectively treated, and the sooner he is diagosed, the easier the diagnosis and more effective the threatment. Don't delay! ...Read more

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I had wisdom teeth removed 5 years ago and every once in a while the gum feels irritated the dentist has checked the bone and gums and nothing seems to be the problem a few days ago I had minor pain and now have fluid filled blisters on the gums should I

See an Oral Surgeon: There are a number of possibilities. Periodontal abscess would top the list. The tooth in front may have an abscessed pulp and need a root canal. You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon for examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a grey blister with a thin white border and surrounded by redness. It's on the INSIDE of my teeth on my gum that is slightly raised due to teeth. It hurts like a canker sore has never hurt before and I can't eat.?

I have a grey blister with a thin white border and surrounded by redness. It's on the INSIDE of my teeth on my gum that is slightly raised due to teeth. It hurts like a canker sore has never hurt before and I can't eat.?

Sounds like: Sounds like you are describing Canker Sores, which can last for two weeks or longer. You can try one of the OTC items in the Dental aisle your pharmacy, or see your Dentist to make sure that's what you have and for treatment suggestions. In the meantime try a liquid high protein shake to give your body the building blocks it needs to heal. ...Read more

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Wis teeth removed last july. Gum behind lower jaw on left is swollen. Squishy. Thought it was a blister so I popped it. Cream discharge came out. Help?

Wis teeth removed last july. Gum behind lower jaw on left is swollen. Squishy. Thought it was a blister so I popped it. Cream discharge came out. Help?

Get a Checkup: You may have excessive gum tissue trapping food back there. Get in to a dentist to make sure no foreign objects are back there. ...Read more

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I have a painful Spot on my bottom left gum. My jaw and lymph nodes swollen. Isn't like a blister, big swollen lump. Mouth cancer? Or wisdom teeth pain? : (

I have a painful Spot on my bottom left gum. My jaw and lymph nodes swollen. Isn't like a blister, big swollen lump. Mouth cancer? Or wisdom teeth pain? : (

Dental abscess: Dental abscess infection may spread to the face, brain or neck. Direct spread from a dental source can account for up to 10% of brain abscesses. See your dentist for a preventive treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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How deadly is an abscess on your tooth/gum?

How deadly is an abscess on your tooth/gum?

Infection danger: Most infections in the mouth cause local damage and can lead to loss of teeth, bone and gums. They can also spread to other parts of the body. I personally know of one boy who is mentally handicapped from infected baby tooth and another who died from tooth infection. These are serious matters not to be taken lightly. Death is rare but is it worth taking the chance? ...Read more

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Gum ache after tooth loss please help?

Gum ache after tooth loss please help?

Ache: Some ache is normal for a day or two but nothing more than an Aspirin or a Motrin cannot handle. If it is more than that and not getting better see your dentist and be sure you are rinsing with warm salty water to keep the area clean. ...Read more

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Does any treatment stop gum (tooth) loss?

Does any treatment stop gum (tooth) loss?

Yes: Thorough evaluation and plan of action which may include non surgical and surgical treatment to the foundational tissues of the teeth can preserve them in most cases. ...Read more

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Could a gum graft help stable a loose tooth?

Could a gum graft help stable a loose tooth?

Very unlikely.: If the looseness of the tooth, or teeth, are due to loss of bone supports around them, I am afraid that's the gum graft would be the last thing that you would need. The reason behind the looseness of the tooth or teeth needs to be established first. Gum grafts are mainly geared toward repair or regeneration of the gum tissues around the recessed teeth. They will not repair the bone ...Read more

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My tooth's gums hurt. Should I see a doctor?

Absolutely: Healthy gums don't hurt. In fact, in the vast majority of cases, even unhealthy gums don't hurt. So, if your gums are hurting, & that condition lingers for more than a few days, it would be somewhat unusual. It would be wise to get a professional opinion at that point. Most people would start with a visit to their dentist. However, you can also have a periodontist (gum specialist) to take a look. ...Read more

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My front tooth is aching and the gums swollen?

My front tooth is aching and the gums swollen?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. Rec. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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Tips on preventing gum disease and tooth loss?

Tips on preventing gum disease and tooth loss?

Dental visits: Do your best at home by brushing and flossing, and then see your dentist regularly. That is the best way to prevent the problem. ...Read more

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Why is my gums swollen over my last wisdom tooth?

Why is my gums swollen over my last wisdom tooth?

Possibly....: When wisdom teeth don't quite have room to fit there can be several reasons for swelling including: food getting stuck behind the tooth, cheek biting, gum getting squished between partially erupted top and bottom teeth, and infection. You need to see your dentist this week to have it evaluated. In the mean time rinse several times a day with warm salt water to help keep it clean. ...Read more

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What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

What is cause of swollen gum behind wisdom tooth?

A few things: Infection, stuck food, cyst, tumor. Best bet is to see a board certified oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more