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Blister On My Gum
Canker sores: I've tried many things but this is what I've found most helpful: use natural toothpaste without sodium lauralates, take probiotics or yogurt, apply liquid seal like zilactin to protect from biting/irritating, avoid ones with pain killers like Benzocaine as it irritates more than any pain relief. ...Read more
Ask your ortho: Determining the cause of "blisters" on your gums requires personal examination of them by your orthodontic specialist. Orthodontics is not typically a cause of blisters. There is the probability you are describing either oral herpes (cold sores) or canker sore (aphthous ulcers). Warm salt water rinses can provide some relief until you see your orthodontist. ...Read more
I have a water like blister on my gums on the top rght side on left side another blister came up it doesn't feel the same as the other & is sore?
For the past month I have been having outbreaks in my mouth around once a week with a little blister on my gum or sometimes tongue. Is this herpes?
Aphthous ulcers: These are likely aphthous ulcers. Vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, stress, menstrual period, NSAIDS, other drugs have been known to be associated with these little recurring ulcers. If one ulcer lasts longer than a week or so something else is going on. We sometimes prescribe a steroid paste to help the pain. ...Read more
The roof of my mouth and my throat are sore and I have a blister on my gums towards the back. What could it be? I'm not sexually active. Worried.
Likely viral: Many viral infections may do this including hsv, which is common. These are usually self-limiting. Some times we find no cause and they still go away on their own. Reaction to certain medications or new foods should be considered. Rarely can this be a herald sign for a more serious underlying or for a systemic infection. See your doctor for a close up exam. ...Read more
See: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
Canker sore on my upper gum line, now there is a yellow blister on my lower gum line. What is it.?
Herpes virus: Canker sores and cold sores are often caused by a herpes simplex 1 virus, HSV1. This is a very common virus causing sores around the mouth. If the sores are very frequent talk to your doctor about testing and possible medications to avoid frequent breakouts. This is a similar but different virus from HSV 2 which is genital herpes. ...Read more
I have a white blister that forms on my gum periodically. It is painless and always is in the same place. It occasionally ruptures and goes away for a while. What should I do?
Chronic infection: You apparently have a chronic infection that is festering from either an infected tooth or an infection in your gums. These types of infections may fluctuate and periodically open and close at the surface as the body tries to heal and cope with the infection. Unfortunately, it is similar to an iceberg where the major infection is larger than what appears at the surface. It needs immediate care! ...Read more
I have a blood blister on my lower right gum. It pops but within a matter of minutes it fills back up quickly. What do I do?
Don't pop it anymore: It's time to go see your dentist/ oral surgeon for a thorough evaluation. It could be many things or nothing but without the comprehensive examination and testing its difficult to advise you. ...Read more
Abscess?: Can't tell over the internet, sight unseen. To be sure, see a local dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I noticed a blister type thing on my upper gums. What could it be? Should I do anything about it?
Unknown: Without an examination with a radiograph, blister type things cannot be accurately diagnosed over the internet. Yes, you need to have it evaluated. Call a local dentist for an appointment. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I noticed a blister type thing on my upper gums. I don't know what it is or if I should do anything?
Blister: See a dentist to determine what that "blister" is and if it requires treatment. ...Read more
Hello first of all I wear dentures and here recently started getting these white blisters along my top and bottom gum line this is painful what do I d?
Get exam&adjustment: You need to see your dentist to determine if these white blisters are related to your dentures or not! You may only need an adjustment as your dentures are rubbing your gums, especially along the border. There is always the possibility that these blisters are not dental related. Find out and treat appropriately! ...Read more
I get a burning blister-y feeling on my tongue, gums and teeth after drinking something cold. It intensifies and slowly goes away. What could that be?
Burning Tongue Syndr: You may have burning tongue Tongue Syndrome. See your Dentist ...Read more
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?
See a dentist: To diagnose the 'blister'. There are lots of things it could be. Some will resolve on their own and need no treatment, while others require specific treatment. Not being able to see what you are referring to, I hesitate to just mention some otc medications that while they may make you feel more comfortable, might prevent necessary treatment or a better solution. ...Read more
See Dentist NOW: Could be infected teeth, infected gums, viral outbreak, yeast infection, or so many other problems. Please see your Dentist or a Pediatric Dental Specialist now. Please put down the computer, pick up the phone, and call. This is not a DIY problem, your son has to see a PRO, the sooner the better. ...Read more
Location?: If the "blister" is on the part of the gums, lip, or cheek that is not directly over bone, it's probably a mucocele, a salivary gland with a blocked duct. If it's over bone, where the roots of the teeth are located, it's probably an draining abscess (infection). PLEASE call your daughter's Dentist NOW. Infections require immediate treatment. ...Read more
In the back left side of my gums on the bottom, it is squishy and not painful but I can feel it. Also it looks like a blister was there?
I woke up with my bottom gums swollen with whiteness, looked like a blister sort of. I hurts and I am afraid of what it could be. What can it be?
Many things: Aphthous ulcer (canker sore), abscessed tooth (gum boil), burn, swollen salivary gland? Could bo so many things. This question can't be answered long distance, and the 5 most dangerous words in the english language are, "maybe it will go away." bite the bullet...Call your family dentist and ask him/her to take a look and advise you. ...Read more
Gingival Abcesses: A "blood blister" on the gum indicates that you have a dental infection that is typically related to a nearby tooth. Dental problems of this type should be examined by your dentist, who may need to perform root canal treatment. He might also refer you to an endodontist or periodontist for their evaluation or treatment. Continue to take all the penicillin medication that was prescribed. ...Read more
My child has had an abcess on gum no pain for 3 days and not burst yet, it's like a large blister she is 10?
Gum boil: It is high time for you child to see a dentist. The gum boil may signal a dead baby tooth, or even one of the adult teeth. Either way, they need immediate treatment. If a baby tooth is dying or dead, and abscessed, then the developing tooth underneath it can be affected. Abscesses and infection can spread to the neck, brain, and become serious--all quite unexpectedly, with devastating results. ...Read more
My 5yr old son has a huge blister filled with clear liquid on the lower side of his right gums. ..what can I do?
Epstein's pearls — These small, white, pearl-like spots appear on the roof of the mouth. These bumps are harmless and tend to disappear within a few weeks.
Bohn's nodules — These small, whitish bumps or cysts look like Epstein's pearls. However, they develop on the sides of the gum ridge rather than the roof of the mouth.
Inclusion cysts — These small bumps appear along the crest of the gum ridge. ...Read more
Be careful!: It is almost impossible to be able to get an accurate diagnosis using only those statements... It could be nothing, or as simple as tartar accumultion between ur teeth, (which swells up the gum and ur tongue keeps playing with ituntill it gets irritated). ..Or, it can be even a sign of major and serious health /systemic problem. See a dentist, or specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Yes: Burn, trauma, may causes sloughing of the epithelial layer, exposing the connective tissue and may cause blister. However, these injuries should be resolved in 1 or 2 days. If they persist, the blister might be the end of a fistula tract, draining an abscess. Check with your dentist if the blister persists more than a week. ...Read more
Fistula/infection: You child has an infection associated with one of his teeth that is draining through a fistula on the gums. If the fistula is associated with a primary tooth, the infection could be cleared up through a simple extraction, however, several things need to be considered, such as the health of the permanent tooth following and maintaining space for the permanent tooth once the primary tooth is missing. ...Read more
Bump on Gums: A bump on gums could be many different things. A large cavity in a tooth can infect the tooth and spread out into the surrounding gum tissue. This infection will worsen if not treated by a dentist soon, causing possible severe pain and tooth loss. It conversly could be a simple soft tissue pathosis that may go away on its own. Either way it is best to have a dds eval. Asap. Don't wait for pain. ...Read more
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
I wear dentures and recently I have these white painful blisters on the top and bottom of my gums. What is it and what do I do?
Ulcerations?: Depending on how well-fitting your dentures are, these could simply be ulcerations caused by the dentures moving. It the dentures are loose, they may need relined, or may need to be remade altogether. Other causes could be due to medications or changes in diet. Make an appointment with your dentist to take a close look. Keep smiling! ...Read more