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Hard Lump On Lower Gum
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, 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?
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?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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