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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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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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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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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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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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I have two hard lumps on my gums infront of my bottom teeth. Is this something I normal?

I have two hard lumps on my gums infront of my bottom teeth. Is this something I normal?

Can't tell: This is something that needs to be seen to be answered. See an oral surgeon or dentist to find out. Could be normal, could be pathology. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump or mass on my lower gum between my lower front teeth what could it possible be?

I have a hard lump or mass on my lower gum between my lower front teeth what could it possible be?

Hard lump: There are a number of things that can cause a hard lump. Infection is one cause but the only way to determine what is causing this is by seeing a dentist. ...Read more

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Two 3mm moveable hard lumps behind bottom front teeth in gums, and one 1mm hard non moveable lump in similar position next to the two moveable lumps?

Two 3mm moveable hard lumps behind bottom front teeth in gums, and one 1mm hard non moveable lump in similar position next to the two moveable lumps?

See your dentist: There are many causes for the symptoms you described. However for accurate diagnosis see your dentist for examination and x-rays. Otherwise is a guessing game. ...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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Above front top teeth is a lump on gum like a tiny little lump, it is sore when I touch it with toungue or with finger, it feels hard but maybe that'?

Above front top teeth is a lump on gum like a tiny little lump, it is sore when I touch it with toungue or with finger, it feels hard but maybe that'?

An Abscess?: You appear to be describing an abscess that is related to one or more of your front teeth. Best course of action is to see a dentist and have a comprehensive exam. If an abscess is not treated, it could lead to tooth loss, pain, blood poisoning, even death on rare occasions! Don't delay... Knowledge is power! ...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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Help me please! There are small white lump on my gum above front tooth?

Help me please! There are small white lump on my gum above front tooth?

Infection: Typically a small white bump is caused by an infection that is draining. You may not have pain but sometimes there can be a bad taste. See a dentist about this asap. ...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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Please help! I'm having painful lump/cut under tooth in gum?

Painful Lump: See your dentist asap as this sounds like a tooth that is abscessing; you do not want to leave an infection untreated. It can be easily treated with a root canal. If your dentist determines that it is not tooth related then referral to a specialist is in order. ...Read more

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I Have a few white hardish lumps on my gum were I have had a tooth pulled about 3 weeks ago we're the stitches are. What is this??

I Have a few white hardish lumps on my gum were I have had a tooth pulled about 3 weeks ago we're the stitches are. What is this??

See your DDS/surgeon: If the lumps did not go away in 3 weeks, it would be best if you visited a doctor in order to find out the cause. ...Read more

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For a year or so, a tooth has decayed and the sides broken off. On eating nuts today I now have a lump on my gum (inside) under the tooth. What is it?

Infetcion?: Eating nuts could be insignificant and coincidental. If this tooth has been decayed for a while, enough to break off some of the enamel, there is likely an infection deeper in the roots of the tooth. The lump on your gums could be the abscess that is trying to drain from the infection. Get this treated by a dentist right away, before it becomes very painful and more threatening. ...Read more

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Lump were cracked tooth at the top gums?

Lump were cracked tooth at the top gums?

Infection: Tooth may be abscessed. Please see your Dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tooth abscess but have no lump on the gums?

Is it possible to have tooth abscess but have no lump on the gums?

Abcess: Yes. Sometimes the infection will drain towards the gums and create the "bump" you referred to. Other times the infection stays in the jawbone and does not drain to the outside. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lump on my gum behind my bottom front tooth its pink and only tender if I press it its been there?

What to do if I have a lump on my gum behind my bottom front tooth its pink and only tender if I press it its been there?

See a dentist: There is no way to be sure what the lump is without a clinical exam. It could be an abcessed tooth, a gum abcess, an infection on the floor of your mouth, a blocked saliva duct.
Any abnormality in your mouth that lasts beyond 7-10 days needs to be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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I have a lump on top of gum in front teeth what is it when it was bigger, when I pressed on it it put pressure on my front tooth

The: The best advise that I can give someone experiencing pain or swelling in the mouth is to have it professionally checked as soon as possible. You have already identified this as a "problem", and it certainly can be anything from a tooth abcess to a gum abcess if it is a problem. The only real way to know is through clinical and radiographic (x-ray) evaluation by a dentist. Don't wait, because the sooner you deal with it the easier it will be to cure! ...Read more

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The gum in my mouth is continuing to grow over my back right bottom tooth and has a lump that is growing as well. What is it and what do I do?

The gum in my mouth is continuing to grow over my back right bottom tooth and has a lump that is growing as well. What is it and what do I do?

Swollen gums: It could be that your third molar is trying to erupt or you might have an accessed tooth or gum. Please see a dentist as soon as possible to avoid excessive pain and infection. ...Read more

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I have a broken tooth and hurts very bad. Then a big lump appeared on my gums I gargled salt water now gone but tooth still hurts and face swells bad?

I have a broken tooth and hurts very bad. Then a big lump appeared on my gums I gargled salt water now gone but tooth still hurts and face swells bad?

Call a dentist today: The only true way to fix a broken tooth is to call a dentist. A dentist will most likely suggest several immediate steps that can be done to prevent further harm to the broken tooth and other future complications. ...Read more

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I have a bump or a lump in my upper mouth on the top of my gums, my front tooth is loose a little bit what could it be.

I have a bump or a lump in my upper mouth on the top of my gums, my front tooth is loose a little bit what could it be.

See dentist: As soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment. Abscessed tooth infections can spread and cause more serious health issues. ...Read more

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Lump on the inside of my gum next to a wizdom tooth. Its not painful, just feels like a blister full of water. Acured a day ago. Any thoughts?

Lump on the inside of my gum next to a wizdom tooth. Its not painful, just feels like a blister full of water. Acured a day ago. Any thoughts?

Two thoughts: Either an infection or a mucocele. It doesn't make sense to take any chances. See a dentist to know for sure. If it is an infection, even though it doesn't hurt now, it will soon enough and usually at the most inopportune time. If it's a mucocele, all the better. When was your last dental check-up? ...Read more

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I have a lump on my gums, it's located where the wisdom tooth is, I popped it with a needle and white watery pus came out. What does this mean?

I have a lump on my gums, it's located where the wisdom tooth is, I popped it with a needle and white watery pus came out. What does this mean?

Erupt wisdom tooth: Given your age, it is highly probable that your wisdom tooth is erupting. If your dentist agrees, consider getting it extracted since most people cannot clean them and can eventually lead to their loss and possibly damage or the loss if the tooth next to it. ...Read more

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Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures. Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?

Lump in gum 3 years after teeth extraction. Very painful. Can't wear lower dentures. Could it be fractured or possibly a piece of tooth left?

See dentist: Three years...A very long time. Curious when the lump showed up. I would see a dentist asap...Could be a root tip, infection, cyst. ...Read more