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Had a really bad toothache this morning. I brushed my teeth (not hard). When went to floss i had a lump on gums and it bleeding what's wrong ?

Had a really bad toothache this morning. I brushed my teeth (not hard). When went to floss i had a lump on gums and it bleeding what's wrong ?

Possibly an abscess.: There are a number of different conditions that could cause your symptoms, but it is important you get in to see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If it is from a bacterial infection it needs to be addressed quickly. ...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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I have painless lump on gums and a slightly loose tooth, no pain though, any ideas?

I have painless lump on gums and a slightly loose tooth, no pain though, any ideas?

See your dentist: A chronic dental abscess may produce no pain with intermittent swelling, but can develop into an acute abscess at any point. The goal of any treatment is to remove the infection, save the tooth , and prevent further complications. see your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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I have noticed a hard painless lump on my inside gum after a tooth had a cavity and broke off... I'm going to the dentist today but I'm so terrified ?

I have noticed a hard painless lump on my inside gum after a tooth had a cavity and broke off... I'm going to the dentist today but I'm so terrified ?

Abscess? Tori?: My guess would be an abscess although it could be a number of other things. It could also be a torus which is merely some extra bone and a variant of normal anatomy. Whatever it is, even an infection it can be treated painlessly so there is no reason to be worried, let alone terrified. When was your last dental check-up and do you go regularly? ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
Once
Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
Once
If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
Once
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Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction. Feels very bruised. Won't allow mouth to open. No infection. Pain into gums and ear.

Hard lump on back lower jaw after wisdom tooth extraction.  Feels very bruised.  Won't allow mouth to open.  No infection.  Pain into gums and ear.

Tooth extraction: Hi Robin, When was the extraction? For about 4-6 days it is normal to have the swelling depending on how bad it was before the extraction. It will feel swollen, bruised and cause spasms of the masseter muscle prevention mouth opening. Pain accompanies inflammation that is secondary to the extraction and possibly the infection that required it. Please see your dentist if this persists beyond 6 days ...Read more

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What should I do? I've got a lump on gums below tooth?

What should I do? I've got a lump on gums below tooth?

Dental appointment: The tooth needs to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and the appropriate treatment for it. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
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If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
Once
If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
Yearly
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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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