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I Have A Bump On My Gums
I have a bump on my gums (on the left lateral incisor). should I go to the doctor or dentist? Thanks
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Dentist: See your Dentist for examination and diagnosis and tx options. Make the appt. As it may only get worse. Could be bone, infection, cyst, etc. Get it checked. Good Luck. ...Read more
I have a bump on my gum near my tooth. Tooth feels fine but bump hurts. What is this. It white ish?
See a dentist: It's hard to give a definitive diagnosis without seeing it, touching it and having a radiograph (x-ray). Call a dentist to get it evaluated. ...Read more
What does an oral cyst feel like? Recently I've noticed that I have a bump on my gum near the back on the lower right side of my mouth. It doesn't hurt a lot, but it is tender. It's kind of hard to the touch so I'm wondering if I might just have something
As: As stated could be many things but you must get it checked out. ...Read more
Bump: Any pain, bleeding, or (as your case) swelling deserves immediate evaluation. The most probable cause is infection, but there are other possibilities. Important that you call your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment or referral. Do not wait, dental infections can worsen an spread quickly. ...Read more
I recently had a tooth extracted, 4 days later I have a white bump on my gum above a nearby tooth what could it be?
So many things: The presence of a white lesion in your mouth can be from literally hundreds of different causes. If it is a white "bump, " most probable cause is an infected tooth. What you need to do is go back to see your Dentist for an examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more
Bump on Gums: A bump on gums could be many different things. A large cavity in a tooth can infect the tooth and spread out into the surrounding gum tissue. This infection will worsen if not treated by a dentist soon, causing possible severe pain and tooth loss. It conversly could be a simple soft tissue pathosis that may go away on its own. Either way it is best to have a dds eval. Asap. Don't wait for pain. ...Read more
I have a small bump on my gum underneath my tooth. It looks like a blister but has been there for over a month now. It does not hurt or changed size.
Fistula?: What you are describing sounds like a fistula or drainage track from an infected tooth. Your dentist can confirm this with an X-ray and a Gutta percha placed in the "gum pimple". It wouldn't hurt because the pressure is vented thru the pimple, but if an infection it is dangerous to your overall health. Have your dentist help you treat your problem. Font wait for a crisis! ...Read more
I have red soft bump on my gum where your wisdom teeth would grow. Mine haven't grown in yet. It doesn't hurt unless I bite down. Help? (Female, 16)
See your dentist: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more
I have a bump underneath on my gum. Its sore when I put my tongue to is could it be an ulcer or absess?
I have small white bumps on my gums that have been around for awhile, 2+ months. I had HPV shots and got new front teeth, moving my bite?
Needs an exam: The three things you mentioned may or may not be related to each other, and to really answer your question you will need to see the dentist that treated you, or another dentist who would needs records from your previous dentist. ...Read more
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 have a small white bump on my gums, on the inside right below my bottom middle teeth (seemingly touching). It feels as if it is pushing my tooth a bit; a mild dull ache... Any ideas? It has been a consistent ache for a few days so far.
I have a bump high on my outer gum located to the left of my left nostril. It is hard and does not move. It only hurts when I really push on it.
Why am I having bumps on my cheeks and gum feels swollen when checked by tongue? Please advice. Was diagnosed with HSV1 and finished Acyclovir dosage.
It is most likely..: ..these bumps/swollen gums are residual effects of the original HSV infection. While acyclovir can lessen the symptoms of HSV, it typically will not cure it or eliminate it. Adverse side effects of acyclovir are commonly nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or headache. Finish the prescribed course of acyclovir. Continue supportive care: acetominophen/ibuprofen, fluids, aloe vera gel. You remain infectious ...Read more
I have two small white bumps on my gums below my front bottom teeth and it doesn't hurt at all. No other symptoms. Good dental hygiene. What is it?
White bumps: How long? Size? Exact location? Hard or soft? Compressible? Moveable? Symmetrical? Any redness around the white areas? The rule of thumb is that all white areas in/on what is normally pink tissue should be examined. Wouldn't it be great to have your Dentist say, "That's normal." ...Read more
I have a small hard bump on my gum area where my wisdom tooth used to be. The bump is right next to my last molar. I had my teeth pulled about 3 yr ago?
Gum tissue: The hard gum tissue may be the healed extraction site. As long as there is no pain, swelling or bleeding, then monitor the situation. ...Read more
I have a small white bump on my gum where my widom tooth used to be. The gum there is also swollen and my jaw and ear hurt. What could it be?
See oral surgeon: Could be infected area, bone fragment. Might be unrelated TMJ problem. Best advice is to see oral surgeon who did extraction for exam/treatment. ...Read more
Get it checked: Chances are very good that your dentist will say it is just extra bone growth and that you can just watch it. The risk of it being some else is very small, but, some of the things that it could be are serious enough that you want to catch them as early as possible so do not wait... Get it evaluated by a dentist asap. ...Read more
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
I have a huge bump of puss in my gums. It happens only seasonal whenever the weather changes from cold to summer. My teeth are ok. What could this be?
An Abscess: Your teeth are not necessarily ok. If it is truly puss it is an infection. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more
Hello. I have a small bump on my lower left gum that is painless and moves around if I touch it, like it's just barely connected. I had a tooth that rotted right next to the numb. I'm 29 years old and have had problems with all my teeth rotting in the bac
Suspicious Bump: I would advise you to have the painless bump examined by any dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more