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Solid lump in my tongue and hurts near tip?

Solid lump in my tongue and hurts near tip?

See your dentist: You should see your dentist to rule out a more severe cause such as oral cancer. He will be able to recommend treatment if necessary. ...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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Hard painful lump deep in the tissue where my lower gum meets cheek?

Hard painful lump deep in the tissue where my lower gum meets cheek?

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

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What is the Swollen under tongue soft squishy lump I have?

What is the Swollen under tongue soft squishy lump I have?

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 more

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Just got my wisdom teeth out, what's the hard lump above my gums?

Just got my wisdom teeth out, what's the hard lump above my gums?

Boney spur?: It is possible that you have a bone chip working it's way out. Have the dentist who extracted the teeth check the area to be sure. ...Read more

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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. ?

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. ?

Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the lump under the tongue examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a very sore hard moveable lump infront of my right ear?

I have a very sore hard moveable lump infront of my right ear?

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 more

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I have a small pea sized hard lump in my cheek around the cheek bone its also sore to touch what is it?

No way: No way to tell without seeing, feeling lump. Need to know size, location, texture, may need biopsy, and so many other things. Put down the computer, pick up your phone, call your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Hard lump on my gum under my tooth. What could this be?

Hard lump on my gum under my tooth. What could this be?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

More info needed...: How old are you? Tobacco habits? Condition of teeth? How long has the lesion been there? Any wisdom teeth present? See a local dentist or oral surgeon for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Small hard lump under left jaw, sore throat on left too. Lump doesn't hurt or move around.

Small hard lump under left jaw, sore throat on left too. Lump doesn't hurt or move around.

It may be an: inflamed lymph node. Your doctor would be able to confirm diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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I discovered a small painless lump on my gums. Directly between my tooth and gums. Please help?

I discovered a small painless lump on my gums. Directly between my tooth and gums. Please help?

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 more

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I have a hard painful (when pressed) large pea sized lump under my left jaw bone under my ear, what could this be?

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

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Small, painful, and firm lump just under my jaw. Infection?

Small, painful, and firm lump just under my jaw. Infection?

It maybe: It maybe a sign of infection in the oral area, including teeth, gums, and mucous membranes. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hard lump under jaw: This could be a lymph node or salivary gland. If it came up quickly then more likely a salivary gland. A boil could be there but would be very tender. If this continues to enlarge then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump in my mouth around my teeth?

Lump in my mouth around my teeth?

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 more

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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?

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?

2nd opinion: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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 ..?

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 ..?

Can't tell: Not a question that can be answered in this forum. Please see your Dentist for an examination and a differential diagnosis. Any pain/bleeding/swelling should be immediately investigated. You have swelling...please check it out. ...Read more

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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

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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

See a dentist: If if the lamp lasts longer than one or two weeks, you should be concerned. I would advise you to have the lump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. pedodontist, oral surgeon), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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