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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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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?

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

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I have painless lump on gums and a slightly loose tooth, no pain though, any ideas?

I have painless lump on gums and a slightly loose tooth, no pain though, any ideas?

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

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I had my lower left wisdom tooth extracted 01/10/14. Everything is fine except the big lump I am feeling on my cheek. Its painless, its been a week.

I had my lower left wisdom tooth extracted 01/10/14. Everything is fine except the big lump I am feeling on my cheek. Its painless, its been a week.

See your dentist: The tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...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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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 bottom teeth row front right side its painless and what shall I do???

I have a lump on the bottom teeth row front right side its painless and what shall I do???

Lumps need a look: If you notice any lumps anywhere that were not there before it should be looked at by a medical professional. I can't tell from your question if the lump is actually on your teeth or on your gum or other soft tissue. Best to have it looked at by a dentist. ...Read more

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Random bumps/lumps lines inside cheek that forms between the teeth? Its been there for a long while but it doesn't worry me because its painless

Random bumps/lumps lines inside cheek that forms between the teeth? Its been there for a long while but it doesn't worry me because its painless

Cheek ridging: Is an irritation, a ridge or line of fibrosed tissue on the inside of the cheek at the level to where the teeth come together. The condition is benign and caused by clenching and grinding your teeth. Your dentist will determine which single treatment or combination of treatments is right for you. ...Read more

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Two flaps of skin like lumps on opposite sides of cheek by upper teeth. No pain, not discolored. Getting smaller. I grind teeth and chew inside mouth?

Cheek ridging: It is common for people to have a line of white along the inside of their cheeks due to clenching, tapping, or grinding of teeth. See your dentist for occlusal splint fabrication. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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I've had a small painless lump on the roof of my mouth next to the teeth for about 3 weeks. Should I be worried.

I've had a small painless lump on the roof of my mouth next to the teeth for about 3 weeks. Should I be worried.

Needs evaluation: Anything that you question or are not sure about should be examined by a professional, in this case a dentist, to determine whether or not it is normal or not and whether or not it requires treatment. It is always better to be safe than sorry and things are best treated when caught early. ...Read more

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I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. Today is the 4th day, swelling has been going down but there's a lump on my bottom left cheek, its painless..

I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. Today is the 4th day, swelling has been going down but there's a lump on my bottom left cheek, its painless..

It is normal: Wisdom teeth extractions is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and healing evaluation. ...Read more

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I have 3 painless movable pea size lumps in row on left side of neck since 2 years. Sometimes my teeth bleed badly when brush them. Nd they are yellow?

I have 3 painless movable pea size lumps in row on left side of neck since 2 years. Sometimes my teeth bleed badly when brush them. Nd they are yellow?

Infection (s): Bleeding gums indicate gum infection. Yellow teeth may be just stained or may be infected. Neck lumps probably enlarged lymph nodes that are trying to prevent spread of infection. You need IMMEDIATE Dental care. And don't be surprised if your Dentist refers you to a Periodontist. Please stop procrastinating, call now. ...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?

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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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Is it possible to have tooth abscess but have no lump on the gums?

Is it possible to have tooth abscess but have no lump on the gums?

Abcess: Yes. Sometimes the infection will drain towards the gums and create the "bump" you referred to. Other times the infection stays in the jawbone and does not drain to the outside. ...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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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 that's painful on the left side of my tongue. It hurts to stuck my tongue out and I had a tooth removed thurs last week,?

Contact your dentist: It would be best to contact your dentist or oral surgeon of this problem. The pain could be caused by an abscess or infection of the tooth. Other causes can include problems with your salivary ducts (spit ducts). But if you develop problems breathing, go to the ER. ...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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After all my upper left teeth were extracted a month ago today I noticed there is a pea size or bigger hard lump on the outer side on the back tooth?

After all my upper left teeth were extracted a month ago today I noticed there is a pea size or bigger hard lump on the outer side on the back tooth?

Bump =?: What you are seeing and feeling may be a number of things from normal (such as bone exostosis) to minor issues to some things that are require treatment sooner rather than later. I advise you see the dentist who did the extraction (and the restorative dentist, if both are involved) to personally examine you, determine what's going on and advise you accordingly. This is part of routine aftercare. ...Read more