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Hard Lump In My Gums
Need clinical exam: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Swellings in the mouth could be many different situations. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. Get in to see your dentist soon. These thing are best treated sooner than later. ...Read more
Swelling?: Probably swelling if you had trauma or bit your tongue during your sleep. It could also be a mucocele which is a sac full of mucous that may need drainage and/or steroid injection to help prevent recurrence. If it's not painful or severe symptoms ok to give it a couple days to see if resolving. If not, or getting worse, or has been there a while get it checked out this week by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I noticed a small lump under my tongue, behind my front teeth that seems to be at the bottom of my gums. It's painless and moveable. It hasn't grown. ?
Lymph node: Sounds like a swollen lymph node. If it continues to bother you for more than a couple of weeks, I would see my doctor. The lymph node is most likely draining a viral or bacterial infection nearby. Again, show it to your doctor if it persists for more than a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
See a dentist ASAP: Without seeing the lump to learn its exact location, color, as well as (important!) x-ray films, only general observation can be listed. This means yours may be completely different. With that being said, many lumps--hard or soft--are often signs of infection. The tooth may be infected with cavity bacteria, or rotting of dead nerve if the tooth has been dead. It may suggest the root has fractured. ...Read more
On the roof of my mouth right behind my teeth I have a dime size red hard knot and it is very painful. It's very hard to swallow and hurts worse when ?
It may be an: inflamed lymph node. Your doctor would be able to confirm diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more
Small lump: Where in your mouth is it located? How long has it been there? Is it soft or hard? Has it changed in size or color? There are numerous possibilities. It is impossible to diagnose without an examination. Please see your dentist for an examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hard painful (when pressed) large pea sized lump under my left jaw bone under my ear, what could this be?
Swollen lymph gland: This is likely a swollen lymph gland. It should go away in a week or two. If it does not, see an physician. ...Read more
It maybe: It maybe a sign of infection in the oral area, including teeth, gums, and mucous membranes. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have a swollen, hard lump under my jaw (like right in the curve of my jaw bone in my chin). What could it be?
Exam: See ENT doc or oral surgeon for exam ...Read more
Infection?: The swelling is most likely an infection which would require antibiotics along with specific treatment depending upon the cause and extent of the problem. See a dentist as soon as possible as these types of situations can become more serious very quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore red front and white back of tongue red pimple at back and hard lump on gum below teeth under tongue.Dentist says not suspisious? Is he correct?
Pea sized moveable semi hard lump in bucal mucosa/cheek tender felt one week ago. Above jaw line at lower molar.Not seen inside mouth cancer ..?
Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old
Woke up with a painful lump under my chin.Also just discovered a painful lump on the side of my jaw and near the lump below my chin?
Sub mental node : Do you have any sore throat, fever, gum or oropharynx pain?It can be your submental lymph gland swollen by viral infection like CMV or ebv or stone in your salivary duct. If you have fever and difficulty in chewing or swallowing, please see your doctor and check it out. Infection should resolve soon with treatment. If they persist- need lymph node biopsy specially if family history of lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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