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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


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I have a bump on my gum that hurts could something be in there?

I have a bump on my gum that hurts could something be in there?

Depending on: Where the bump is - it could be food or debris caught in the gum space. It could even be an abscess. Or it could be something far more benign. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a bump on my gum, how do I get rid of it?

What do you recommend if I have a bump on my gum, how do I get rid of it?

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

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I have a bump on my gum near my tooth. Tooth feels fine but bump hurts. What is this. It white ish?

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

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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. Can YOU tell if the dark spot on my skin is an age spot, freckle, blood clot, mole or melanoma? ...Read more

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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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I have bump on my gums above my front teeth its not completely solid but is very painful?

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

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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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I have tiny white bumps on my gums just recently started brushing more, the bumps don't hurt at all, what could it be?

White bumps: Could be anything from a cyclical harmless virus to oral cancer. Cannot tell without physical examination. Any red or white lesions in the mouth should be evaluated. See a Pro. Call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a hard bump on my gum that looks like a small blister or pimple, help?

I have a hard bump on my gum that looks like a small blister or pimple, help?

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

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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.

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

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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)

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

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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 a bump underneath on my gum. Its sore when I put my tongue to is could it be an ulcer or absess?

Yes: Could be.... Have it looked at. At any rate it shouldn't be there longer than 7-10 days if it is an ulcer. Abscess will not go away without treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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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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 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.

Fistula, See DDS: Fistula is a sign that there is an infection and your body is draining it out. Unlike some other types of infection, a dental chronic abscess will not get better on its own. See your dentist for diagnosis, x-ray and treatment. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Needs to bechecked: It should be checked by your dentist or your primary care doctor as it may be a small abscess and you may need prescription for Antibiotics ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have a bump on the inside of my gum. What could this be?

I have a bump on the inside of my gum. What could this be?

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

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

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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I have a small bump pea sized on my gum below my lower front teeth tongue side. It has been there for well over a month now and im scared any ideas?

I have a small bump pea sized on my gum below my lower front teeth tongue side. It has been there for well over a month now and im scared any ideas?

Blocked duct: It might be a blocked salivary duct, if it is under the tongue. If it is on the gums, it might be an abscess. In either case, 1 month is a long time, and you must get in to see your dentist for evaluation and treatment. Do not wait any longer. Good luck. ...Read more