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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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I have this pimple on my gum with pus, but I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks. Will it be okay to leave it until I get home, or is it too risky?

I have this pimple on my gum with pus, but I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks. Will it be okay to leave it until I get home, or is it too risky?

Get checked: Typically an unhealthy tooth will abscess and the infection drains thru the bone and the gum, resulting in a draining fistula (pimple on the gum). Infections have the ability to drain and evolve. Infections that evolve became cancerous. Get checked. ...Read more

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Pimple like thing that comes and goes on my gum/swollen cheek, had pulpectomy 5 years ago. What can I do to get stop it from appearing again?

Pimple like thing that comes and goes on my gum/swollen cheek, had pulpectomy 5 years ago. What can I do to get stop it from appearing again?

Need RCT: Pulpectomy is the beginning of a root canal. The pimple is most likely a well established abscess that drains periodically and then heals and closes. You should get full root canal therapy(rct) to get rid of abscess for good. ...Read more

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Big pimple in my gums is a sign of?

Big pimple in my gums is a sign of?

Infection: The bump is infection from a tooth that is draining. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pimple on my gums and is really painful, how can I pop it.?

What to do if I have a pimple on my gums and is really painful, how can I pop it.?

Don't bother...: Might be a tooth abscess, which needs to be treated by a dentist. "Popping" it will not solve the problem. ...Read more

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Why do I have a pimple on my gum? I have a white small bump that looks like a small pimple on my gum and it hurts

Why do I have a pimple on my gum? I have a white small bump that looks like a small pimple on my gum and it hurts

Mouth sore: Sometimes when we get a small cut in our mouth, it can get hurt as it is healing. When our gums heal, the are is often white. A white bump on the gum should heal quickly, if it continues to be painful or grow in size, then consider having a physician or dentist take a look at it. ...Read more

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What can be used to help with black pimple on gum i say a pimple or a dark little spot and it hurts a little. Can I use something over the counter?

What can be used to help with black pimple on gum i say a pimple or a dark little spot and it hurts a little.  Can I use something over the counter?

Hurt yourself??: It sounds like you may have hurt yourself, either like when biting or brushing and it is healing. You could try an over the counter medicine that they sell for teething to see if it soothes but it should heal on its own. If not better in a week or do you should see the dentist, sooner if it gets worse. ...Read more

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There's like a white pimple on my upper gums that can pop and grow back. It looks like there's a little white next to it. I have a cavity to. Ideas?

There's like a white pimple on my upper gums that can pop and grow back. It looks like there's a little white next to it. I have a cavity to. Ideas?

Abcessed tooth: See your dentist. You may have a dead infected tooth. If this happens it can form a pimple above the tooth. A sinus track can form from the tooth infection and drain out into the mouth through the gum or mucosa. ...Read more

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I have this pimple like thing on my gum and I touched it with my hands - will I be alright?

I have this pimple like thing on my gum and I touched it with my hands - will I be alright?

Call your dentist: The only way to cure a periodontal (gum) abscess is with dental treatment. The first step of treatment is to drain all pus that has accumulated in the abscess. The deep cleaning will be required for the gum pocket and cause of the infection should be removed. ...Read more

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Does wine gum, chips and chocolate cause pimples?

Does wine gum, chips and chocolate cause pimples?

Diet and acne: No, they do not. In my opinion, acne is not caused by diet. ...Read more

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Dent and pimple in gums on bottom jaw. What could be the cause of this?

Dent and pimple in gums on bottom jaw. What could be the cause of this?

Need evaluation: Hard to say here. See your dentist who can make diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Does gum disease cause pimples?

Does gum disease cause pimples?

Gum "Pimples"?: Gum disease is not related to facial pimples, if you mean "pimples" as typical bumps on face. However, if you found a pimple-like swelling on your gum, it may be a sign that you have infection or abscess in your gum pocket, or in the deeper structure of your teeth/gums. If left untreated, you are at a higher--and severe--risk of facial infection and/or loss of the tooth/teeth. See a dentist now! ...Read more

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My 7 year old has pimple or blisters on his gums. What should I do?

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

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I have a hard bump on my gum that looks like a small blister or pimple, help?

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. Dont wait for pain. ...Read more

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For over 3 years I have something like a pimple - acne in my gum in 1 spot just one pimple. Most of the time it is very small but sometimes it grows?

For over 3 years I have something like a pimple - acne in my gum in 1 spot just one pimple. Most of the time it is very small but sometimes it grows?

Gum boil, fistula: When an infection occur, it tries to drain somewhere. If the infection is coming from a tooth, the draining tract ends up on the facial surface of the gingiva. It appears as a pimple or gum boil. Slight pressure on the gum boil will release some suppuration. Once the tooth undergoes the root canal procedure, the gum boil (or fistula) will automatically disappear. ...Read more

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I have a small white pimple near the bottom of my gum on my lower teeth. only one. and near the top of the gum by the tooth theres a small little hole?

I have a small white pimple near the bottom of my gum on my lower teeth. only one. and near the top of the gum by the tooth theres a small little hole?

Fistula, See DDS: Fistula is a sign that there is an infection and your body is draining it out. Unlike some other types of infection, a dental chronic abscess will not get better on its own. See your dentist for diagnosis, x-ray and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more