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Hard Lump On Lower Gum
More important to: Find out what it actually is than what it could be. These things require a one-on-one clinical evaluation. While it could be nothing at all, it could be serious. See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis! ...Read more
Lump: It is always wise to show anything that you are suspicious about to a professional for your own protection and peace of mind. ...Read more
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
I have a hard, white, painless and growing (over a few months) lump on my lower gum. What could it be?
I do not know: A lump as you describe would need to be examined in person and possibly even biopsied to definitively diagnose what it is. Best for you to see the dr. And have it checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
I have a hard and very painful lump with constant throbbing on my lower gum underneath a tooth that seems to have a hole in, could it be infected?
Absolutely: Appears you've diagnosed yourself. Now see a dentist to be treated. ...Read more
I have a hard pea sized lump on the outside lower right side of my gum. It feels like a bone. I don't have any cavities onthat side. What could it be?
Exostosis: If it has been there for a while, it may be a bony outgrowth called exostosis. If it appeared suddenly see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have a lump on lower gum behind front teeth feels bony base is fixed to gum but can pull the tip towards teeth does this sound like a torus?
I don't think so: I have never seen or heard of a tori that is moveable. It doesn't mean it is impossible, but does mean that it is improbable. ...Read more
More information: Hard to say with information provided. See oral surgeon for exam. ...Read more
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
Exostosis: It could be a small, benign bony growth. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I just find out last night a hard lump grow on my upper gums the size of a 2 peas and it's painless...What it could be?
Uncertain...: Most hard lumps on the gums represent an extra growth of bone-- sometimes referred to as an "exostosis" or "torus". However, not all hard lumps are tori, and a conclusive diagnosis must take into account more than just texture or consistency. A formal professional assessment by your dentist will be required to settle the issue. ...Read more
I have a hug hard lump on the outer side of my gums on the bottom left side. I don't kno wat it is. It I do have a cavity right where it is at. .
See someone ASAP: If it is hard and not painful, this is something that needs to be looked at by a dentist or ENT asap! You did not say if you were a smoker or oral tobacco user, but if so, it is even more important to get this checked out immediately. If it turns out to be nothing, then great! But the longer you wait to get it diagnosed, the more destructive it can become. Do not wait on this. Please. ...Read more
Lump: Could be a parotid gland disease. See a specialist soon. ...Read more
This may be the exostosis you are referring to. No treatment is usually necessary, but they may interfere with the fit of a mandibular denture.
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Torus_mandibularis ...Read more
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
Smaller than a bb sized firm lump under gums. Movable. No pain. Been there for months, with no change. Any ideas?
Absolutely: See a dentist asap to find out what it is. If it's an infection which is quite possible, leaving it untreated may have caused more bone destruction than immediate treatment, and certainly exposes you to the risk of spread and very serious complications! ...Read more
I have a lump in my inner gum beneath my right lower premolars. Lump is very small 1/4th an inch. It does not pain, neither is it visible. Cancer?
Not cancer: In order to keep the mouth moist there are salivary glands such as the submax and parotid glands. The remainder of the mouth, cheek ahd gums have small minor salivry glands that occassional develop benign growths. In rare cases they enlarge fast and can be malignant such as adenoid cystic carcinoma. ...Read more
Persist more than 4w: Lesons persisting more than a month need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Small painless movable and hard lump near submental lymphnode and bloody gums. Is it cancer? Haven't been to the dentist in over 2 years
I'm 18, don't smoke or drink, but have a small lump in my gums in my lower left cheek. I am getting it looked at tomorrow..... Could it be a tumor?
Bump in gums.: Based on your age and lack of smoking history, it would be unusual for this to be a malignant tumor - not impossible, mind you, but unusual. Regardless, it's great that you're getting a local examination of this. ...Read more
I have a hard lump the size of peas inside my upper gums. Its mostly all on my right side and had it for years what could it be? It feels like bones
Exostosis: Is benign growths of bone extending from the surface of a bone. If concern, see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more
Firm lump upper gum near molars. Can't see it but can feel. No pain or swelling anywhere else. Been there for 2 wks. Would abscess have head by now?
See a dentist: No, an abscess may not have surfaced if it was due to a minimally invasive organism (s). You should get this looked at asap since you do not want whatever is causing this to extend beyond the area in which it is now located. That could be extremely severe and in some cases even life-threatening. ...Read more
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
What is this lump on my gums? I discovered a sort of bump on my gums in the far back by a bad tooth. At first it was hard and it freaked me out, but now it almost feels like it's collecting puss. It doesn't really hurt at all. It's softer now. I'm going t
Without: Without a visual and/or radiographic examination, it is impossible to say. With that being said, it would be a good idea to get to a dentist asap. Soft swellings are usually a sign of infection. ...Read more
There is white lump on my gum since 8 or 9 months alongwith black spots on my lower lips what is it? Can you please tell me
No: Cannot tell you without an examination. Lots of things cause white spots and/or dark discoloration, some innocuous, some life threatening. Important that you see a Dentist or an Oral Surgeon immediately. ...Read more