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I have a small red buble looking thing on my gums were my widsom teeth would be at, ?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
2 doctors agreed:
I have a small red buble looking thing on my gums were my widsom teeth would be at, ?

Canker sores: Generally, small red bumps appear before blisters develop in the affected area. Most mouth ulcers, canker sores, will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Gum in between teeth has small bright red streaks. Very painful whiteish spot under gum skin a bit below red streaks. Gum not bleeding when flossed.

Gum in between teeth has small bright red streaks. Very painful whiteish spot under gum skin a bit below red streaks. Gum not bleeding when flossed.

Lesion: Any lesion must be examined to be diagnosed. Whether the lesion is on your toes, your elbow, or your gums, it must be visualized, palpated, explored, to be understood. Only with comprehensive diagnosis can treatment plan be properly formulated. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot on my gum near my teeth and I'm worried. I just saw it today in the morning and my gums don't hurt or any thing. Gingivitis?

I have a small red spot on my gum near my teeth and I'm worried. I just saw it today in the morning and my gums don't hurt or any thing. Gingivitis?

Small rest spot: This might be as simple as an irritation from food or the bristles of a toothbrush. However, it CAN NOT be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. You will need to see your own dentist to determine what it is and if it requires any treatment. When was your last dental exam? Perhaps you are due anyway. ...Read more

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I have small red spots near my tooth at the back of my gum and it is hard to eat on that side and it is very painful when I brush it.

I have small red spots near my tooth at the back of my gum and it is hard to eat on that side and it is very painful when I brush it.

Small red dots: Sorry but that could one of a hundred things. There is way too little information to even make a stab at a correct diagnosis. Please see your local dentists for help. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot on my gum above my tooth on the top left side from the middle of my mouth it is about the third tooth over. No pain associated?

I have a small red spot on my gum above my tooth on the top left side from the middle of my mouth it is about the third tooth over. No pain associated?

See Dentist: Sorry, could be many things, most not concerning, but potential to be marker of significant issue. Needs looked at to evaluate properly. ...Read more

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Small spot on gum on top of gum where wisdom tooth uses to be, looks blackish red. No pain, no swelling or bleeding, and wasn't there yesterday. I don't smoke or drink. I'm 23 and have no sliver fillings.?

Small spot on gum on top of gum where wisdom tooth uses to be, looks blackish red. No pain, no swelling or bleeding, and wasn't there yesterday. I don't smoke or drink. I'm 23 and have no sliver fillings.?

Bruise: It is not uncommon after an extraction to have the tissue more vulnerable to minor trauma. Any chewing in the area could possibly traumatize it. So unless food was forced under the gum the area should heal well. Leave it alone but if it lasts start warm salt water rinses in the area. ...Read more

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How to treat teeth gum redness?

How to treat teeth gum redness?

Redness: Redness = inflammation. Question is why your gums are inflamed. For that you will need an examination by a local dentist. Call a trusted professional in your community for an appointment. ...Read more

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I have a grey blister with a thin white border and surrounded by redness. It's on the INSIDE of my teeth on my gum that is slightly raised due to teeth. It hurts like a canker sore has never hurt before and I can't eat.?

I have a grey blister with a thin white border and surrounded by redness. It's on the INSIDE of my teeth on my gum that is slightly raised due to teeth. It hurts like a canker sore has never hurt before and I can't eat.?

Sounds like: Sounds like you are describing Canker Sores, which can last for two weeks or longer. You can try one of the OTC items in the Dental aisle your pharmacy, or see your Dentist to make sure that's what you have and for treatment suggestions. In the meantime try a liquid high protein shake to give your body the building blocks it needs to heal. ...Read more

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How long can you have an tooth abcess for without not much swelling, I have had mine for 3yrs causin redness on front [email protected] side palate?

How long can you have an tooth abcess for without not much swelling, I have had mine for 3yrs causin redness on front gums@pain side palate?

Tip of the iceberg!: While you have been lucky (actually unlucky!) for not having much swelling, what is probably going on inside your jaw is a serious infection destroying bone and possibly effecting other teeth either now or in time. I have personally seen patients with large untreated infections and infected cysts become permanently numb and lose teeth from letting these types of infections go untreated. ...Read more

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Painful red dot in back of mouth on gums. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?

Painful red dot in back of mouth on gums. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?

Several things...: This could be several different things. It could be an abscessed tooth, an impacted, infected wisdom tooth, a periodontal abscess or even a cyst or tumor in the jaw. You should see your dentist for a thorough evaluation. Your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Normal post-op: Erythema (red nessof the tissue) is one of the normal cardinal signs of inflammation that occur after a procedure, such as an extraction.
If pain, swelling or fever occur, consult the treating dentist. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a small tender red spot in my mouth on my upper gums it's been lasting for 3 days now, should I go an see a doctor? What could this be?

Hi, I have a small tender red spot in my mouth on my upper gums it's been lasting for 3 days now, should I go an see a doctor? What could this be?

Aphthous ulcer: Without examination it is hard to tell but sounds like an aphthous ulcer. It should get better on its own in 2-4 days but if it does not then seek medical help ...Read more

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I have one small red bump in the area at the bottom of my mouth where my gums meet my lip, right in the middle. It has a white pimple-looking head on it. It is causing me pain throughout my mouth and burns whenever I eat/drink. What could it be?

I have one small red bump in the area at the bottom of my mouth where my gums meet my lip, right in the middle. It has a white pimple-looking head on it. It is causing me pain throughout my mouth and burns whenever I eat/drink. What could it be?

Canker sore: It's a canker sore, or an aphthous ulcer. I get them too, and they are annoying. The immune system itself causes them, sometimes in times of stress, sometimes in response to certain viruses, or sometimes "just 'cuz". Aside from a pain reliever if they are bad, there isn't much you can do, and they go away without help in about 1-2 weeks. Certain foods like citrus are irritating. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on gum above tooth no redness or pain and I also have a sore throat. What could it be?

I have a white spot on gum above tooth no redness or pain and I also have a sore throat. What could it be?

See below: Could be totally unrelated, see your dentist for a definitive diagnosis, if not dentally related will be referred to your MD. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?

I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?

Mouth lesions: Maybe cold sores or ulcers. Or may be connected to your teeth. Have them seen by your doctor or dentist for a a accurate diagnosis and treated. All the best. ...Read more

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Healthy teeth but gum is red and sore. What could this be?

Healthy teeth but gum is red and sore. What could this be?

Gum...: Inflammation. Redness and soreness is indicative of inflammation. It sounds like a dental cleaning would be helpful. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my teeth?! They are stained, chipping, have brown marks in between some, 1 feels slightly loose, gums are red & very receded. Help!

What is wrong with my teeth?! They are stained, chipping, have brown marks in between some, 1 feels slightly loose, gums are red & very receded. Help!

See a dentist: Sounds like cavities and gum disease. But it's not possible to diagnose without some X-rays and an exam. You must see a dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I got a red sweelling in my gums under my front teeth and it hurts alot, it apeared out of nowhere, what can it be?

I got a red sweelling in my gums under my front teeth and it hurts alot, it apeared out of nowhere, what can it be?

Possibly infection: When something red, swollen and tender appears suddenly, the most likely thing is an infection. Other possibilities are trauma, tumor, or an inflammatory process. You should get this checked out since oral infections can be very serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I have a bump that is very painful when touched or is not touched on my inner gums behind the front bottom teeth it's red and kinda hard squishy.

I have a bump that is very painful when touched or is not touched on my inner gums behind the front bottom teeth it's red and kinda hard squishy.

Infection: This most likely is a abcess or infection. It is important that you get this treated properly. See a dentist asap. This is something that you should not ignore or try to treat yourself. Call a dentist today. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bottom gums pain. They are not red. Are not bleeding yet. But I can see my teeth through gums not all of it. But somewhat. Is it normal??

I am experiencing bottom gums pain. They are not red. Are not bleeding yet. But I can see my teeth through gums not all of it. But somewhat. Is it normal??

See a periodontist: Pain in the gums suggest the presence of some pathogenic infection, perhaps periodontal disease, a gram negative anaerobic rod bacterial infection. Get checked by a periodontist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of red, swollen gums around the teeth?

What is the cause of red, swollen gums around the teeth?

Swollen gums: Red and swollen gums are usually caused by bacteria around or under the gums secreting acid causing an infection called gingivitis. Bone loss that occurs is periodontal disease. Both need to be treated by a dentist by physically removing the bacteria with a cleaning, scaling & root planing, or periodontal surgery. Get an exam and xrays to see the difference of what you have. ...Read more

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I just started flossing my teeth. My gums now hurt and areas are a little swollen and red.

I just started flossing my teeth. My gums now hurt and areas are a little swollen and red.

Gingivitis: Bleeding gums while flossing can be a sign that you already have gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today!
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The gums around my brother's four front teeth are very red but they are not swollen or hurting. What could it be?

The gums around my brother's four front teeth are very red but they are not swollen or hurting. What could it be?

Red gums: There are several reasons for red gums on the front teeth
maybe he is a mouth breather instead of just breathing through his nose this irritates the front gums
otherwise he may not be cleaning the area well and the tissues are starting to break down
have him see a periodontist to evaluate him. ...Read more

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My baby was born with teeth, she's two months now & her gums around her teeth are red & swollen. What does that mean?

My baby was born with teeth, she's two months now & her gums around her teeth are red & swollen. What does that mean?

Try cleaning: If they have not been brushed. They may need brushing. Take a soft brush and message around the gums once a day... There may still be some bleeding but if the bleeding is not gone in 5 days, I would suggest seeing a pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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I have a white ring on my bottom gum near my teeth it's red around, very sore, and it's like a hole. What could it be?

I have a white ring on my bottom gum near my teeth it's red around, very sore, and it's like a hole. What could it be?

Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a canker sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It will burn a bit when you put it on but will go away within a few minutes. If your dentist has a soft tissue laser that can also help with the healing process. It should go away in about a week. Hope this helps!!! ...Read more