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Painless Lump On Gums
See your dentist: A chronic dental abscess may produce no pain with intermittent swelling, but can develop into an acute abscess at any point. The goal of any treatment is to remove the infection, save the tooth, and prevent further complications. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more
Abscess: But that is merely a guess... Could be lots of other things. Have a local dentist examine you. ...Read more
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
I have noticed a hard painless lump on my inside gum after a tooth had a cavity and broke off... I'm going to the dentist today but I'm so terrified?
Abscess? Tori?: My guess would be an abscess although it could be a number of other things. It could also be a torus which is merely some extra bone and a variant of normal anatomy. Whatever it is, even an infection it can be treated painlessly so there is no reason to be worried, let alone terrified. When was your last dental check-up and do you go regularly? ...Read more
I'm 19, have a small painless lump on inner bottom gum on the right side. (floor of mouth side of gum) it looks mouth flesh-coloured. What could it be?
Dental appointment: The tooth needs to be evaluated to determine the cause of the swelling and the appropriate treatment for it. ...Read more
Dentist Most Often: Some physicians--especially ENTs--can diagnose and treat some oral conditions. But, usually not gum problems. Probably 99% of dentists can diagnose and treat conditions of your gums. So, your chances are much better with a dentist. If you have something uncommon or complicated, you may be referred to a specialist: periodontist or oral surgeon. But, usually a dentist can handle it. Get some help. ...Read more
Had a really bad toothache this morning. I brushed my teeth (not hard). When went to floss I had a lump on gums and it bleeding what's wrong?
Possibly an abscess.: There are a number of different conditions that could cause your symptoms, but it is important you get in to see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If it is from a bacterial infection it needs to be addressed quickly. ...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
I have a hard, white, painless and growing (over a few months) lump on my lower gum. What could it be?
I do not know: A lump as you describe would need to be examined in person and possibly even biopsied to definitively diagnose what it is. Best for you to see the dr. And have it checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more
3 small, painless, moveable lumps on my bottom gum on the inside, had them quiet a while my mum said it could just be normal, I'm only 17 will I die: (?
The only thing I know for sure as a dr is that you will die. But not soon from movable lumps on your jaw.
This does however require a visit to a dr. ...Read more
I just find out last night a hard lump grow on my upper gums the size of a 2 peas and it's painless...What it could be?
Uncertain...: Most hard lumps on the gums represent an extra growth of bone-- sometimes referred to as an "exostosis" or "torus". However, not all hard lumps are tori, and a conclusive diagnosis must take into account more than just texture or consistency. A formal professional assessment by your dentist will be required to settle the issue. ...Read more
Smaller than a bb sized firm lump under gums. Movable. No pain. Been there for months, with no change. Any ideas?
Absolutely: See a dentist asap to find out what it is. If it's an infection which is quite possible, leaving it untreated may have caused more bone destruction than immediate treatment, and certainly exposes you to the risk of spread and very serious complications! ...Read more
Have got small painless lumps on my upper gums top of the canines on both sides. What may be the cause? Have got yellow urine too
Painless bumps: The painless bumps may be normal bone contours or exostosis which are a benign and a variant of normal bone anatomy. Urine is normally yellow but varies in color depending upon what you eat. See your dentist for dental questions and speak to your own physician regarding medical ones. Always best to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
LUMPS INSIDE MOUTH:
WHAT IS THE QUESTION?
DO SEE YOUR PCP.
IT COULD BE ANYTHING, BUT I DO NOT THINK IT IS SOMETHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more
Small painless movable and hard lump near submental lymphnode and bloody gums. Is it cancer? Haven't been to the dentist in over 2 years
Firm lump upper gum near molars. Can't see it but can feel. No pain or swelling anywhere else. Been there for 2 wks. Would abscess have head by now?
See a dentist: No, an abscess may not have surfaced if it was due to a minimally invasive organism (s). You should get this looked at asap since you do not want whatever is causing this to extend beyond the area in which it is now located. That could be extremely severe and in some cases even life-threatening. ...Read more
Small soft reddish lump, roof of mouth alongside gum, at the back of mouth came out of nowhere, no pain been there about a week, really worried?
Lump: You need to see oral surgeon it may be a cyst. ...Read more
I have a red lump on gum. Discovered after eating hard cereal with fruit and nuts. Initially doubled in size but now getting smaller. No pain?
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Had a root canal over a year ago and I noticed my gums and cheek is swollen with a lump in my cheek but no pain what so ever. What could this be?
I noticed a small lump under my tongue, behind my front teeth that seems to be at the bottom of my gums. It's painless and moveable. It hasn't grown.?
Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the lump under the tongue examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more
Hard white lump on gum. X-ray was clear-no bone/calcium. Painless, hard as bone. Dentist couldn't give me a clear answer. Ideas of what it could be?
Bone - what else: Not say where it is located. See an oral surgeon. It is not unusual to have a spontaneous growth of bone at a site. A surgeon may want to remove it and look at it under the microscope. I would not ignore it. ...Read more
I had a root canal 5 days ago. 2 days after I had a pea lump in the gum, no pain but some swelling. Dentist called in Clindamycin. Will this help?
Hi. I have a decayed tooth that was sore. I found d a hard lump under my chin which is painless. Now my gums are all inflamed and I have a ears sore?
Infection: You have a rapidly spreading virulent infection. You need immediate treatment. Imperative that you see Dentist immediately. ...Read more
Most likely it is a "traumatic fibroma" which is basically scar tissue built up from chronic trauma from the biting. You should still have it checked/biopsied to confirm. You can have it removed via a laser. It does have a reoccurrence possibility if the trauma persists and may need the same treatment years down the road, but it is important to have it checked.
Jeffrey briney, d.D.S. ...Read more
Call: Call your Dentist immediately for an appointment. Most common cause of gum lumps is infection, but there are literally scores of other possibilities. Time is not your friend...if an infection will only worsen with time. Please call Dentist now. ...Read more
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