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Should I be very concerned with the bump on my gums?

Should I be very concerned with the bump on my gums?

Proper diagnosis: This is really a question for an oral surgeon. You do not tell us if it is painful or is it enlarging. Differential diagnosis includes, periapical abscess, fibroma, lipoma, or an inflammatory lesion. Yes, you should be concerned, because you do not know what is the diagnosis. See an ENT or an oral surgeon for lesions of the oral cavity. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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I have a white bump on my gums should I be worried it doesn't hurt at all?

I have a white bump on my gums should I be worried it doesn't hurt at all?

Needs to be seen!: We can't properly diagnose these types of situations, sight unseen, over the internet. It may or may not be normal and you should see a dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on my gums. It looks like a hole and it hurts really bad. What should I do?

I have a white bump on my gums. It looks like a hole and it hurts really bad. What should I do?

Fistula: You might had a decayed tooth that got infected and turned into an abscess which later had to open to drain usually in the gum area above or under that accessed tooth. ...Read more

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I have bump on my gums above my front teeth its not completely solid but is very painful?

I have bump on my gums above my front teeth its not completely solid but is very painful?

Bump: Any pain, bleeding, or (as your case) swelling deserves immediate evaluation. The most probable cause is infection, but there are other possibilities. Important that you call your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment or referral. Do not wait, dental infections can worsen an spread quickly. ...Read more

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Painful bump on my gums. Had a tooth break off and I haven't been able to get into the dentist. Do I need to go to the er.

Painful bump on my gums. Had a tooth break off and I haven't been able to get into the dentist. Do I need to go to the er.

ER: The emergency room will not treat your broken tooth... for that, you'll have to make the time to get to a dentist for treatment. The sooner you go the sooner you will feel better. Do not let this problem escalate further. ...Read more

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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

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