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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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I have a big bump on my gum near my crown that I had a root canal for. ?

I have a big bump on my gum near my crown that I had a root canal for. ?

Bump: May be an infection. Gargle with salt water but suggest you give your dentist a call. If not available go to an urgent care ...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


Dr. Daniel Quon
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I have two big bumps like balls in my gums any idea what it could be?

Bone: If the two bumps in your gums have been present for some time, or slowly growing, and feel hard, the bumps may represent extra growths of bone. They are also referred to as exostosi. They are benign, and usually do not require removal unless their position or size interferes with a removable appliance, or speech. A common location is on the tongue side of the lower jaw. Your dentist can advise. ...Read more

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Dr. Eiman Elsayed
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My 16 months old has a bump on his gum. Looks a bit too big and im concern about it? I am not so surre its from thething? I dont know?

My 16 months old has a bump on his gum. Looks a bit too big and im concern about it? I am not so surre its from thething? I dont know?

Eruption cyst: This is probably a dental cyst related to teething also known as eruption cyst resulting from teeth finding way through the gum . Eruption cyst doesnt require treatment Use Tylenol if it's causing pain and if the cyst is persistent more than weeks and painful then it good to get the child seen by a dentist for a small incision to allow the tooth to come through. ...Read more

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Dr. Randolph Todd
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Big bump on upper gum. Need a root canal?

Big bump on upper gum. Need a root canal?

Hard to say: Bumps and swellings occur for different reasons. A swelling related to an infected tooth may require root canal. It is most important to have a proper diagnosis before beginning any treatment. See your dentist for the best answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Reena Gupta
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Feels like another tooth or the root of my tooth is trying to break through my gum. Big bump, feels like tooth, and hurts when i touch it. Whatis this?

Feels like another tooth or the root of my tooth is trying to break through my gum. Big bump, feels like tooth, and hurts when i touch it. Whatis this?

Could be: Depends on the area..If it is the back molar area ...Could be your wisdom tooth errupting...Should get it evaluated by dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Jeu
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Can i take the antibiotic Flagyl for an absesed tooth with a bump on the gum. My tooth is infected with a big bum on the gum. Can i take Flagyl for the antibiotic?

The : The bump on the gum is called an epulis and is a sign of a tooth abscess. Antibiotics will help a little, but unfortunately will not cure your problem. You will need to see a dentist and may need a root canal procedure performed.. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Should I be very concerned with the bump on my gums?

Proper diagnosis: This is really a question for an oral surgeon. You do not tell us if it is painful or is it enlarging. Differential diagnosis includes, periapical abscess, fibroma, lipoma, or an inflammatory lesion. Yes, you should be concerned, because you do not know what is the diagnosis. See an ENT or an oral surgeon for lesions of the oral cavity. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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I have a white bump on my gums should I be worried it doesn't hurt at all?

I have a white bump on my gums should I be worried it doesn't hurt at all?

Needs to be seen!: We can't properly diagnose these types of situations, sight unseen, over the internet. It may or may not be normal and you should see a dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Hamid
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I have a white bump on my gums. It looks like a hole and it hurts really bad. What should I do?

I have a white bump on my gums. It looks like a hole and it hurts really bad. What should I do?

Fistula: You might had a decayed tooth that got infected and turned into an abscess which later had to open to drain usually in the gum area above or under that accessed tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashley Schwark
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I have a cyst-like bump on my gums for two years that doesn't go away. What could it be? Or is there any testings to find out? I have a cyst-like bump for 2 years that pops and bleeds when i brush on it then comes back within a couple of days. It is under

I : I would have one of the dentists refer you to an endodontist (a dentist who specializes in root canals) for a consultation. They only deal with the nerve of the tooth and root canals so are very good at detecting problems of this nature. ...Read more

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