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Hard Lump Under Tooth
I have a hard lump under a decayed tooth, this tooth has caused me severe pain in the past but has since rotted and decayed, what could this lump be?
Lump: Infected damaged bone. If you had an infection anywhere else that was spreading would you ignore it. This can actually be quite dangerous. Run, do not walk, to your Dentist MMedSciiately. ...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 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
After all my upper left teeth were extracted a month ago today I noticed there is a pea size or bigger hard lump on the outer side on the back tooth?
Bump =?: What you are seeing and feeling may be a number of things from normal (such as bone exostosis) to minor issues to some things that are require treatment sooner rather than later. I advise you see the dentist who did the extraction (and the restorative dentist, if both are involved) to personally examine you, determine what's going on and advise you accordingly. This is part of routine aftercare. ...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
I have hard lump behind my uvula what is it? Could it be related to my wisdom tooth which is decaying?
Immed attn required: Get to an oral surgeon immediately to have this lesion evaluated & probably biopsied. If it is directly behind ur uvula, it may have nothing to do with wisdom teeth. ...Read more
I have a hard lump behind my uvula what is it? Could it be related to my decaying wisdom tooth that might be infected?
Not likely: You should see your dentist or an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more
Hard bone like lump on jaw. It's under my third tooth from back bottom left. .. Pain and swelling but it's been there a long time? Pain now
Evaluation: Advice is to have it evaluated, especially since you now have pain and swelling. All the best... ...Read more
Hey my 11 year old daughter has a bug hard lump her face is swollen and she's going to camp for 3 weeks is it a big deal? It's next to her baby tooth
It is a big deal: The tooth infection you speak of can may spread to your jaw and to other areas of your head and neck. I would strongly encourage you to seek treatment at your dentist ASAP since those complications can occur at anytime. Take a good care. ...Read more
I had an tooth extracted 5 months ago. I noticed a lump on my jaw in that area. Hurts only when I poke at it. Semi round and hard? Xray showed nothin?
Need exam & Xray: Can't tell for sure, but could be an infection, a cyst or a spicule of bone that's finally worked itself out--all would be tender to touch. In rare cases (usually older), it could be a form of tumor--not likely at your age. Best to get it checked out. ...Read more
White hard lump on bottom left extraction site 5 weeks after wisdom tooth extraction. It seems to have come on suddenly and is tender and painful?
Edge of the extracti: Most likely it is the edge of the extraction siteand the gingiva has been lacerated exposing the bone itself. Most times it heals but sometimes it has to be smoothed down surgically. It is a common thing to happen. ...Read more
Anxiety is killing me. Pea sized lump on palate above #13-14 tooth. Not midline. Get harder when pressing with tongue. #14 is half gray. Trauma before?
Now is the time!: Don't let the anxiety bug you! Fortunately, there has been much technological advancement in diagnosis of strange bumps in mouth. Most likely you will not need invasive procedure to find out. Scan technology also makes it easier to see the "lump" under the gum, in 3-d. A special light may be employed to ensure the lump is not cancerous. So visit your dentist/oral surgeon and get peace of mind! ...Read more
Lump, firm, dime sized throbs lightly 1/2 times a day inch behind left earlobe. Yearly CBC in Nov all good Dental filling 4 weeks ago, top left tooth?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, you may wait and watch, the lump, which may be a lymphnode. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor ...Read more
Root canal on lower jaw 1st molar. Now hard, painful lump inside my cheek, next to tooth. What is it?
Dental abscess: It is likely that you may have developed a tooth abscess after the procedure. I would recommend a visit to the Dentist once again to see if the abscess needs drainage. If you are unable to visit a dentist, please visit your GP or Urgent Care clinic to see if you need to be started on oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Hard lump between #13 and 14 teeth on hard palate. 14 is half gray. No pain lump or tooth. Just finished abx 2000 mg amox. Bump still there. Bone feel?
Lower right wisdom tooth extracted almost 4 months ago, since then I feel a hard lump under my right ear, and one softer under it. What can cause this?
See below: Contact your oral surgeon to rule out any involvement with the extraction. If the findings are negative, contact your ENT for any evaluation. ...Read more
Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?
Hi. I have a decayed tooth that was sore. I found d a hard lump under my chin which is painless. Now my gums are all inflamed and I have a ears sore?
Infection: You have a rapidly spreading virulent infection. You need immediate treatment. Imperative that you see Dentist immediately. ...Read more
I have a small, hard little lump on my jaw line where my sublingual gland is. Dentist said that it is from my wisdom tooth breaking out. Is this norma?
Wisdom Tooth: A wisdom tooth that is erupting may manifest itself with your symptoms. I would trust your dentist's diagnosis since they examined you. ...Read more
Lump under cheek bone, like a firm sac, runs in direction diagonally from ear to mouth deep down. Could it be anything to do with a tooth/jaw infectio?
Sure...: It just might be associated with an infection of a tooth or your gums. But to know for sure, you'll have to visit a local dentist. Make the call for an appointment. ...Read more
Hard, painful, and immovable lump below ear on jaw. Had wisdom teeth removed a couple months ago, could it be bone/tooth residue stuck in paritod gland?
Probably not: Please return to specialist Oral Surgeon or General Dentist that removed your wisdom teeth for reevaluation. Referral to ENT may be prudent. ...Read more
Hard, painful, and immovable lump below ear. Had wisdom teeth removed a couple months ago, could it be bone/tooth residue stuck in gland or lymph node?
NO: No. Hard lump not likely related to wisdom teeth. See ENT doc about lump. Sounds like parotid mass. ...Read more
I got a lower wisdom tooth extraction 5 days ago and the swelling has seemed to gone down completely except for a hard, ball-like lump in my lower jaw, which makes my cheek protrude and also makes it hard for me to open my mouth. The dentist said this is
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
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
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
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