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Hard lump between #13 and 14 teeth on hard palate. 14 is half gray. No pain lump or tooth. Just finished abx 2000 mg amox. Bump still there. Bone feel?

Hard lump between #13 and 14 teeth on hard palate. 14 is half gray. No pain lump or tooth. Just finished abx 2000 mg amox. Bump still there. Bone feel?

See dentist: An antibiotic may make you feel better in the short term but it will not cure the problem. See a dentist for an evaluation ns proper treatment of this lump. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the roof of my mouth and when I apply pressure it hurts as well as one tooth. Both the lump and tooth hurts together when I apply pre?

I have a lump on the roof of my mouth and when I apply pressure it hurts as well as one tooth. Both the lump and tooth hurts together when I apply pre?

Lump in mouth: This sounds like an abcessed tooth. See your dentist for an examination and x-ray to confirm a diagnosis.
Treatment for an abcess is a root canal and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having painful lump/cut under tooth in gum?

Please help! I'm having painful lump/cut under tooth in gum?

Painful Lump: See your dentist asap as this sounds like a tooth that is abscessing; you do not want to leave an infection untreated. It can be easily treated with a root canal. If your dentist determines that it is not tooth related then referral to a specialist is in order. ...Read more

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Lump were cracked tooth at the top gums?

Lump were cracked tooth at the top gums?

Infection: Tooth may be abscessed. Please see your Dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Lump above a rotten tooth. I can move it around with my tongue and it hurts to chew. What could it be?

Lump above a rotten tooth. I can move it around with my tongue and it hurts to chew. What could it be?

Abscess!: It sure sounds like an abscess which is an acute infection and requires treatment asap as these types of infections are known to flare up with severe pain and swelling and can spread to other parts of the body causing serious complications. Call and see your dentist today! ...Read more

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I have a hard lump under a decayed tooth, this tooth has caused me severe pain in the past but has since rotted and decayed, what could this lump be?

Lump: Infected damaged bone. If you had an infection anywhere else that was spreading would you ignore it. This can actually be quite dangerous. Run, do not walk, to your Dentist MMedSciiately. ...Read more

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What should I do? I've got a lump on gums below tooth?

What should I do? I've got a lump on gums below tooth?

Dental appointment: The tooth needs to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and the appropriate treatment for it. ...Read more

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I have a bony lump near where my tooth was extracted. Is this part of a normal healing process? Will it go away?

I have a bony lump near where my tooth was extracted. Is this part of a normal healing process? Will it go away?

Not uncommon: However, going back to your dentist to have a post-op examination is advised. Take care. ...Read more

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I've had a lump on a decaying tooth for 3 months it was soft at first but harden, it drains small amounts of puss., can it be a abscess? I'm 21yr

I've had a lump on a decaying tooth for 3 months it was soft at first but harden, it drains small amounts of puss., can it be a abscess? I'm 21yr

Yes: Sounds like a worsening infection. Get to the dentist right away to have this examined and treated. You are putting yourself in greater danger by waiting. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lump by my back tooth and yellow tongue, what could this be?

Lump by my back tooth and yellow tongue, what could this be?

See a dentist: Lump by itself or yellow tongue is not an illness, but a symptom for a range of medical conditions and evaluation and x-rays by your dentist is warranted. ...Read more

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I have a lump above my eye tooth, though it doesn't hurt its releases pus every now and again. What could it be?

I have a lump above my eye tooth, though it doesn't hurt its releases pus every now and again. What could it be?

Draining Abscess: You have a serious infection that can become life threatening. People have died from these types of untreated infections. See a dentist immediately or go to a 24/7 medical facility if you cannot get to a dentist now. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the left side of my neck. It hurts to swallow. It is in the mid-lower area of the side of my neck and there is a lump. I had a tooth?

I have a lump on the left side of my neck. It hurts to swallow. It is in the mid-lower area of the side of my neck and there is a lump. I had a tooth?

Incomplete: Incomplete question. Do you have an infected tooth? Was it remove ed? Were ou placed on antibiotics and if so, are you taking them exam try as directed? Return to treating Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon to have "lump" evaluated and, if necessary, treated. ...Read more

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I have had a lump behind my wisdom tooth for several years now. It almost seems between my mouth and nose. It never seems to change size. What is it?

I have had a lump behind my wisdom tooth for several years now. It almost seems between my mouth and nose. It never seems to change size. What is it?

Lump: Given the length of time the lump has been there it is most likely normal tissue however to ease your mind I would have your dentist or oral surgeon look at it to give you an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have painful lump inside cheek near wisdom tooth. Help?

I have painful lump inside cheek near wisdom tooth. Help?

Painful lump: That sounds like an infections which would require immediate treatment. Call and see your dentist as soon as possible. It might require removal of the wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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Have lump in lower left jaw, and feels like both back lower & upper toothache, not wisdom, why would lump form far from bad tooth, which tooth is bad?

Have lump in lower left jaw, and feels like both back lower & upper toothache, not wisdom, why would lump form far from bad tooth, which tooth is bad?

Lump: May be abscess looking for place to drain. May be the closest lymph node to source if infection. Please see your Dentist before virulent infection spreads even more. ...Read more

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I have a lump left side of my tooth its very painful my left side of my head and ear hurts really bad went to the dentist what can I use to stop thi?

I have a lump left side of my tooth its very painful my left side of my head and ear hurts really bad went to the dentist what can I use to stop thi?

Ask the dentist: Your dentist should give you the instruction and medication for stopping the pain.

From what you described, it is very likely the tooth has infection involving the nerve. The definitive solution should be root canal therapy or extraction. At mean time, the dentist might place you under antibiotics and pain medication to control the the syptom.

Do ask your dentist! ...Read more

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I have a lump on where my wisdom tooth would be and I'm scared it's an infection and it's a weekend so I can't see dentist now should I worry?! help

I have a lump on where my wisdom tooth would be and I'm scared it's an infection and it's a weekend so I can't see dentist now should I worry?! help

No worry: Many times, wisdom teeth don't have room to grow properly and cause problems. The symptoms include pain, redness, tenderness and/or swelling. If you don't have these symptoms no infection is present. However,
the decision to remove wisdom teeth isn't always clear. See your dentist for x-ray and evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a retreatment on a tooth in late feb. I have a somewhat painful lump at the injection sight that hasn't gone way. Should I be concerned?

See dentist: A painful lump a month of so after a dental procedure may be a local infection/abscess starting in the area. Best for you to call the dentist and get the area looked at asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard lump on my gum under my tooth. What could this be?

Hard lump on my gum under my tooth. What could this be?

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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Help me please! There are small white lump on my gum above front tooth?

Help me please! There are small white lump on my gum above front tooth?

Infection: Typically a small white bump is caused by an infection that is draining. You may not have pain but sometimes there can be a bad taste. See a dentist about this asap. ...Read more

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I discovered a small painless lump on my gums. Directly between my tooth and gums. Please help?

I discovered a small painless lump on my gums. Directly between my tooth and gums. Please help?

Small lump: Where in your mouth is it located? How long has it been there? Is it soft or hard? Has it changed in size or color?
There are numerous possibilities. It is impossible to diagnose without an examination.
Please see your dentist for an examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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After tooth felling in both side in 1 month a lump came in right side and then in left side and bone in right side is painning?

After tooth felling in both side in 1 month a lump came in right side and then in left side and bone in right side is painning?

Possible infection: There are a few possibilities: deep filling causing nerve death requiring root canal treatment; gum infection due to inadequate tooth contact causing food impaction. Rinse with warm salt water and see your dentist right away. ...Read more

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I have an absesd tooth and have developed a lump on my jaw bone what could it be?

I have an absesd tooth and have developed a lump on my jaw bone what could it be?

Serious Infection: What you describe sure sounds like a spreading and serious infection. These situations can go downhill very quickly, leading to other serious complications and may even become life threatening. Get to a dentist immediately! As a last resort, go to 24/7 emergency medical facility or er of hospital, although they will only prescribe medication and not treat you, referring you back to a dentist. ...Read more

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I Have a few white hardish lumps on my gum were I have had a tooth pulled about 3 weeks ago we're the stitches are. What is this??

See your DDS/surgeon: If the lumps did not go away in 3 weeks, it would be best if you visited a doctor in order to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I had tooth removed from palate in 2009 and since then a lump in palate won't go away. It was treated for abscess too. Could it be something serious?

I had tooth removed from palate in 2009 and since then a lump in palate won't go away. It was treated for abscess too. Could it be something serious?

See an oral surgeon: I recommend seeing an oral surgeon- could be part of the tooth still impacted, a cyst or some other type of infection/inflammation. ...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?

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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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