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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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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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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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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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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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Pimples (Definition)

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