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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
Uncertain diagnosis: It appears that your doctor is not certain of the diagnosis and a biopsy is a good way to resolve the issue. A biopsy is not needed for an abscess, but the nature of the lump is not clear and examination of the tissue by a pathologist will settle the matter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 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.
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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.
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
An abscess: 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
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