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Hard Lump On My Gum
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
Exam: See ENT doc or oral surgeon for exam ...Read more
The word "bump".: Most bumps on the tongue are taste buds. But, something that is painful must be addressed. But, the word 'bump' is not in any way descriptive enough to base a valid medical answer for you. Can you describe this better? ...Read more
Sore lump?: It could be a Bartholin's cyst/abscess but those are usually at the bottom of the labia. If it is at the top of your vagina ic could be an abscess or folliulitis. Either way hot soapy water to the area and if it does not go away you will need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
White coating on tounge red sore on tongue near tonsil neck pain and hard lump on gum under and jaw pain any ideas ?
See dentist : The white coating on the tongue could be a sign of an underlying illness that had been ongoing. The red sore and the bump on the gum are of concern. Consultation with the dentist is very important. Together with your physician the overall reasons for this occurrence can be determined treated and improved by them. Please get seen as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Head & Neck doc.: Possible lymph node vs. parotid gland mass other rare cause. Enlarged nodes from 1) normal response to inflammation 2) lymph node cancer 3) regional cancer moved to lymph node 4) weird infections. Parotid masses usuallu require surgery but 80% are benign. If this has been present for more than a few weeks please see a doc experienced in head and neck disease. Usually a Plastic Surgeon or ENT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Banged my chin hard 12 weeks ago, hard lump on bottom right formed, now bottom right of chin is swollen and hard compared to left.will it go away?
Sounds: like you sustained a HEMATOMA (a collection of blood) under your mandible (Jaw Bone) Apply HEAT at this point and if not improving daily or worsening see your PCP or Dental Professional! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more