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I Have A Lump On My Gum
Lump on gum: What could a lump on your gum be? Infection, exostosis, benign grown, cancerous grown, foreign body granuloma among many other things. Just guesses. See a local dentist to tell you exactly what it is and what the appropriate treatment, if any is. If it's and infection or serious growth if warrants immediate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What to do if I have a lump on my gum behind my bottom front tooth its pink and only tender if I press it its been there?
I'm 16 and I have a lump on my gum which it situated at the end of the row on my bottom teeth. It doesn't hurt at all, but I am not sure what it is?
Lump: It is really very difficult to guess at what this might be... it could be another tooth erupting, it could be an overgrowth of tissue, or even something else. Why don't you let a local dentist take a look and tell you for sure. ...Read more
I have a lump in my gum. Dr. Took x-rays and says its probably an abscess but wants to biopsy it. Is a biopsy necessary to determine an abscess?
Depends: A typical abscess is not biopsied, but if the dentist is suspicious of it being something other than an abscess, it is often a good idea to rule out other diseases. If you are not sure, ask your doctor to clarify or see a dentist, oral surgeon, or periodontist for a second opinion. ...Read more
I have a lump on my gums, it's located where the wisdom tooth is, I popped it with a needle and white watery pus came out. What does this mean?
Erupt wisdom tooth: Given your age, it is highly probable that your wisdom tooth is erupting. If your dentist agrees, consider getting it extracted since most people cannot clean them and can eventually lead to their loss and possibly damage or the loss if the tooth next to it. ...Read more
I have a lump on my gum above the tooth that had been hurting me.... Will taking antibiotics like penicillin get rid of the infection?
No: When it comes to tooth infections, antibiotics only control the infection until the tooth can be physically treated. They will not solve your problem. Please see a dentist for definitive care. ...Read more
I have a small lump on my gum that has been present since November. It hasn't gotten bigger. It changes between being pink and being white. No pain.
See DDS: See your dentist for a clinical evaluation ASAP. ...Read more
For a year or so, a tooth has decayed and the sides broken off. On eating nuts today I now have a lump on my gum (inside) under the tooth. What is it?
Infetcion?: Eating nuts could be insignificant and coincidental. If this tooth has been decayed for a while, enough to break off some of the enamel, there is likely an infection deeper in the roots of the tooth. The lump on your gums could be the abscess that is trying to drain from the infection. Get this treated by a dentist right away, before it becomes very painful and more threatening. ...Read more
I have a lump in my inner gum beneath my right lower premolars. Lump is very small 1/4th an inch. It does not pain, neither is it visible. Cancer?
Not cancer: In order to keep the mouth moist there are salivary glands such as the submax and parotid glands. The remainder of the mouth, cheek ahd gums have small minor salivry glands that occassional develop benign growths. In rare cases they enlarge fast and can be malignant such as adenoid cystic carcinoma. ...Read more
I have a a lump on my gums it's right below my wisdom tooth that I was in pain for a couple of days ago. Now my cheek is swollen what is it?
Persist more than 4w: Lesons persisting more than a month need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Hi, I had a filling done around 2 months ago my face swelled now I have a pea sizes lump on my gum any ideas? Thanks
Oral abscess: See your dentist it may need drainage or antibiotics ...Read more
I am having a problem with my Gums, I am having red soft lump in my gum and it took more than 7 months.
Gum problem: Needs to be seen by a dentist to determine cause and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Torus or Tori: Torus palatinus or mandibularis growths are benign. However, if this is something that has developed lately, and that is growing, you should see a dentist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
See someone ASAP: If it is hard and not painful, this is something that needs to be looked at by a dentist or ENT asap! You did not say if you were a smoker or oral tobacco user, but if so, it is even more important to get this checked out immediately. If it turns out to be nothing, then great! But the longer you wait to get it diagnosed, the more destructive it can become. Do not wait on this. Please. ...Read more
Been sick for about a month. Just completed 10 day round of antibiotics - feel no better. I have a lump above my tooth, in the gums that is painful. Told by doc it was there due to sinus infection but it is still there. Shld I go to GP or dentist?
A lump on the gums is an abscess. Typically, there are 3 reasons for it. 1) endodontic - the pulp of the tooth is infected. Could be due to a cavity or trauma. 2) periodontic - the is an infection around the tooth. There is a space between the tooth and gums where bacteria can get trapped and abscess. 3) a fractured tooth.
An abscess is treated with antibiotics and removal of the infection. ...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
Had a root canal done about two months ago, now I feel a lump on my gum, same area. What could it be?
Recurrent infection?: May be a recurrent infection; best to see the treating dentist so they can take a new x=ray and compare it with the old one. ...Read more
Had the post put in for a root canal, 2days later there is a lump on my gum and I have a cold. Is this a coincidence? I have AI disorder.
I was in pain after I was almost finished with the sittings for my root canal. One morning, the pain went away. Now, I havea big red lump on my gum and it throbs from time to time. What should I do?
Possible infection: There is also the possibility of a fractured root. Please contact your dentist to have him/her evaluate the tooth. ...Read more
There is white lump on my gum since 8 or 9 months alongwith black spots on my lower lips what is it? Can you please tell me
No: Cannot tell you without an examination. Lots of things cause white spots and/or dark discoloration, some innocuous, some life threatening. Important that you see a Dentist or an Oral Surgeon immediately. ...Read more
I had a lump on my gum so my Ent took a cat scan and found nothing. Was this the right procedure to detect anything?
Suspicious lump: Any suspicious spots that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, even if they get better, should be evaluated and biopsied. This is taking a portion of the suspicious tissue for examination under a microscope. ...Read more
Small lump on my gum, has filed with puss a few times. Not painful but bleeds if I touch it and everytime I brush teeth. Had 2/3 months?
Does this sound like early signs of gum cancer? Have just noticed a small lump on my gum. It dosent hurt and it almost feels like a swollen gland you would have on your neck. I have started useing chewing tobacco which I am stoping now and I know this in
I have a lump on the back left gum and I can wiggle it up and down and I don't know what it's is?
Wisdom tooth: If in that age group.......may be related to erupting wisdom tooth. See PMD ...Read more