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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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I noticed a small white bump on the front of my 4 y/o gums. It's not painful, and her teeth are in great condition, she's healthy otherwise. Ideas?

I noticed a small white bump on the front of my 4 y/o gums. It's not painful, and her teeth are in great condition, she's healthy otherwise. Ideas?

Many possibilities: It could be from an infection in the tooth from trauma, small fibroma (benign), spot of irritation from fingers. Best way to rule out infections is to visit your dentist and have an xray to determine if there is an intra-boney infection. If you can wipe it off it might be the start of a yeast infection ...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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Okay my daughter has this white very small white bump beside her growing back tooth she's twelve and it's irritating her.

Okay my daughter has this white very small white bump beside her growing back tooth she's twelve and it's irritating her.

Normal: The eruption of this 12 years old molar usually causes this problem. It may get worse needing surgical removal of the gum covering it. But if you could treat this condition with mouth rinses like salty look warm water, or with Chlorhexidine 4 times a day, or soothing gel, this could be temporary and the tooth will erupt normaly. For pain, tyleno. ...Read more

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On week 4 of Invisalign I noticed my top lip swelling, I was in a lot of pain on my top front tooth now I see a white bump on frenulum. Is this serious?

On week 4 of Invisalign I noticed my top lip swelling, I was in a lot of pain on my top front tooth now I see a white bump on frenulum. Is this serious?

Yes: Any pain/bleeding/swelling is a red flag that something's wrong. Please call your treating Dentist or (hopefully) Orthodontic Specialist immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small white bump on the corner of my mouth.?

What to do if I have a small white bump on the corner of my mouth.?

Don't kiss anyone: This might be the beginnings of herpes. Have it looked at. Might need an antiviral medication. ...Read more

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I have a small white bump in my mouth and its painless is it bad it's on my cheek?

I have a small white bump in my mouth and its painless is it bad it's on my cheek?

Suspicious Bump: I would advise you to have the white bump on your cheek examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious bump that does not resolve itself in two-three weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a single small red/white bump on soft palate for a couple days and its gone. In HIV mouth sores, would there only be one or would it be more?

I had a single small red/white bump on soft palate for a couple days and its gone. In HIV mouth sores, would there only be one or would it be more?

More than one likely: There are more than one type or mouth sores usually related to hiv. Most have more to do with being immunosupressed- like candidiasis (ulcers caused by yeast infections), cold and herpetic ulcers as well as leukoplakia ("hairy tounge"). The onset of a single small lesion that has healed is not an indicator that you have contracted hiv. If you are still fearful, the best remedy is testing. ...Read more

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Do your gums feel sore and with a white bump when wisdom teeth? Are? Growing?

Do your gums feel sore and with a white bump when wisdom teeth? Are? Growing?

YES: Pericoronitis is what you are experiencing around erupting or partially impacted third third molars. Pain and discomfort are present with inflammation and sometimes infection. See a dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on my maxillary labial frenulum. Also I have a round lump that I can feel but not see under my tongue behind my bottom teeth?

I have a white bump on my maxillary labial frenulum. Also I have a round lump that I can feel but not see under my tongue behind my bottom teeth?

Lumps & bumps: Can be many things, often coincidental but unrelated. Most are benign. But the only way to be sure is to be examined. So please call your General Dentist to begin the diagnostic process. ...Read more

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Recurring white bump, side of tongue. Comes every cpl wks. Looks like whitehead, scrapes my teeth, goes away in ~3 days. Pulled the head off=bleeding?

Recurring white bump, side of tongue. Comes every cpl wks. Looks like whitehead, scrapes my teeth, goes away in ~3 days. Pulled the head off=bleeding?

White bump: Sounds like it could be an Apthous ulcrr. However I would definitely have it checked by your dentist when it is acute not after its healed. That would give him the best information to make a proper diagnosis ...Read more

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I have a white bump in front of bottom front tooth it is irritated.

I have a white bump in front of bottom front tooth it is irritated.

See below: The white bump could be many things. I suspect that this could be an abccss coming from the root of the front tooth. Have your dentist look at the bump. ...Read more

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My 9 month baby's tooth is just starting to come in an just recently a white bump appeared on the side of it. .. Should I be concerned?

My 9 month baby's tooth is just starting to come in an just recently a white bump appeared on the side of it. .. Should I be concerned?

Unclear question: Is the white bump on the tooth or on the gum next to the new tooth? If latter, may be a second tooth working its way out. Treat baby for teething symptoms. If bump is on tooth, see pediatrician or dentist for evaluation. ...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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My daughter fell about 6 months ago. Her tooth in the front turned dark gray. Said it wasn't dead it was ok. White bump on gum now red is it serious?

My daughter fell about 6 months ago. Her tooth in the front turned dark gray. Said it wasn't dead it was ok. White bump on gum now red is it serious?

Needs treatment: The blow to her tooth caused the nerve & tissues inside her tooth to become necrotic which in turn led to the discoloration. This often takes time to develop & present itself as an infection. It requires immediate treatment & she should be seen by a dentist (general dentist or endodontist) for an evaluation, which will probably require root canal therapy if the tooth is salvageable (or extraction). ...Read more

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Painful white bump in front of tooth I bite the inside of my lip and now I cant tell if it's irritated or maybe it's something other then just a bump?

Painful white bump in front of tooth I bite the inside of my lip and now I cant tell if it's irritated or maybe it's something other then just a bump?

Likely benign: It's common for irritated areas of the buccal surface of the lips cheek to become white and very painful ones they are irritated. I would recommend giving this another few days and if it worsens then please consult with one of us digitally so that we can view some images of this lesion. ...Read more

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After last tooth clearing I developed a white bump on my tongue which was painful for a week-then no pain but lump remains after 3rd week with no pain?

After last tooth clearing I developed a white bump on my tongue which was painful for a week-then no pain but lump remains after 3rd week with no pain?

Don't know: I don't know, so get checked by dentist for the presence of some toxin, pathogen, or allergen as the cause of the white tongue bump ...Read more

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White bump appear on my gum near my fang tooth. No cavity. When I rinsed with salt water the white bump wen away and it's just a red bump. Cankersore?

White bump appear on my gum near my fang tooth. No cavity. When I rinsed with salt water the white bump wen away and it's just a red bump. Cankersore?

likely :canker sore: If you also feel some pain and discomfort in the lesion/pimple like area, and it stays less than, or around 14 days, then most likely it. Is canker sore, or aphtus, there are simple ways to remedy that. ...Read more

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White bump in my mouth, what is it?

White bump in my mouth, what is it?

Perhaps it is an: Infection called a fistula. It would have to be seen in order to diagnosed. Make sure you see a dentist as soon as possible. Untreated infections can result in unexpected emergencies as well as serious complications. ...Read more

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Hi i. Have a white bump inside the side of my mouth, it was clear. Filled last night but when I woke up it was white?

Hi i. Have a white bump inside the side of my mouth, it was clear. Filled last night but when I woke up it was white?

See dentist: There are many causes of white bumps in your mouth. Do you have pain or swelling? How large is it? It will take an exam to determine what is going on and how to treat this bump. ...Read more

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What is this white bump I have inside my mouth? It goes away and comes back over and over again. I've had it for around 2 months.

What is this white bump I have inside my mouth? It goes away and comes back over and over again. I've had it for around 2 months.

Needs to be seen: There are many possibilities and no way to know without actually being able to see it. The fact that it has been there for 2 months makes it all the more a reason to have it looked at by a local dentist. Make sure you see a dentist when it is present rather than absent to it will be easier to diagnose. Obviously it’s not going away on its own. ...Read more

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White bump in mouth on the arch?

Bump in mouth: You may have a benign bump on the roof of your mouth known as torus palatinus. Have your dentist or an oral surgeon evaluate your bump. ...Read more

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I got a white bump on the inside of my mouth and it hurts. It goes away and then pops back up in a different place in my mouth. What is it?

I got a white bump on the inside of my mouth and it hurts. It goes away and then pops back up in a different place in my mouth. What is it?

Get it checked: See a dentist and get the bump checked. It is impossible to tell you what is is without seeing it. Once you know what is going on your dentist will also have some advise on preventing, treating, or reducing them in the future. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my upper part of my mouth and once in a while a white bump shows up but I can pick it an it looks like puss? What should I do

I have a bump on my upper part of my mouth and once in a while a white bump shows up but I can pick it an it looks like puss? What should I do

Bump on mouth: The next time you have this bump, take a picture and also try to get it evaluated. Anything that looks like pus should be seen by a physician, or in this case perhaps a dentist.. ...Read more