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What to do if I have a lump on my gum that comes and goes?

What to do if I have a lump on my gum that comes and goes?

See your dentist: The fistula is a sign that there is an infection and your body is draining it out through the pimple. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

See a dentist: There is no way to be sure what the lump is without a clinical exam. It could be an abcessed tooth, a gum abcess, an infection on the floor of your mouth, a blocked saliva duct. Any abnormality in your mouth that lasts beyond 7-10 days needs to be examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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