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I have a small white bump that almost feels like its under my gum line stayed for about a month can move slightly only hurts when pressurs applied?

I have a small white bump that almost feels like its under my gum line stayed for about a month can move slightly only hurts when pressurs applied?

Get checked: I am suspicious that you may have some sort of abscess, most commonly from an unhealthy tooth. Tooth infections can drain thru the bone to the gum, causing a small bump ...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 noticed a small white bump on the front of my 4 y/o gums. It's not painful, and her teeth are in great condition, she's healthy otherwise. Ideas?

I noticed a small white bump on the front of my 4 y/o gums. It's not painful, and her teeth are in great condition, she's healthy otherwise. Ideas?

Many possibilities: It could be from an infection in the tooth from trauma, small fibroma (benign), spot of irritation from fingers. Best way to rule out infections is to visit your dentist and have an xray to determine if there is an intra-boney infection. If you can wipe it off it might be the start of a yeast infection ...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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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. Can YOU tell if the dark spot on my skin is an age spot, freckle, blood clot, mole or melanoma? ...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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My mother had a white bump on her gums that poped and was full of blood what was it?

My mother had a white bump on her gums that poped and was full of blood what was it?

An abscess: This was probably an infection that drained when the abscess burst. She should see a dentist for treatment and to make sure that the cause of the infection is taken care of. ...Read more

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I have a slight swelling at the base of a 2 year old crown and root canal...no discharge or pain. Not red or white bump just larger than other gums.

I have a slight swelling at the base of a 2 year old crown and root canal...no discharge or pain. Not red or white bump just larger than other gums.

Many possibilities: Possibilities include, but not limited to, failed root canal, fractured tooth, recurrent decay, food impaction, gum abscess, traumatic incident, burn, etc. Please see your Dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. Don't try to self-diagnose and self-treat. Get professional help. ...Read more

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I had a Cleaning yesterday, now I woke up with bad pain and swollen gums but only on my back molar and there is a tiny white bump on the top of it?

I had a Cleaning yesterday, now I woke up with bad pain and swollen gums but only on my back molar and there is a tiny white bump on the top of it?

Wrong people: You're talking to the wrong people. You should be calling your Dentist about this. You may have a dental or periodontal infection, present before the cleaning, but exacerbated by the tissue manipulation. Call your Dentist. ...Read more

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Do your gums feel sore and with a white bump when wisdom teeth? Are? Growing?

Do your gums feel sore and with a white bump when wisdom teeth? Are? Growing?

YES: Pericoronitis is what you are experiencing around erupting or partially impacted third third molars. Pain and discomfort are present with inflammation and sometimes infection. See a dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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What is a small painless gum line bump?

Hard to say: It is impossible to answer your question without more information and seeing the bump. There are a number of causes. See a dentist to find out exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I have a small bump under the skin near the gum line on the floor of my mouth on the right side. You can't see it in the mirror you can only feel it.

I have a small bump under the skin near the gum line on the floor of my mouth on the right side. You can't see it in the mirror you can only feel it.

Needs to be seen: We can't see or diagnose these types of situations over the internet. It may or may not be normal. You will have to see your dentist for an accurate answer to your question. See someone in case it does require treatment! ...Read more

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Post lanap: I have a small pea size bump in/under gum line adjacent to 1 tooth. Dds says no problem even though deep cleaning and probing at 4 months.?

Post lanap: I have a small pea size bump in/under gum line adjacent to 1 tooth. Dds says no problem even though deep cleaning and probing at 4 months.?

Need to see area: We can't evaluate your situation without actually personally examining you and seeing current x-rays of the area that concerns you. If you question your dentist's clinical judgment or your treatment, you can consider seeing another dentist for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Random small, clear bump on upper gums? I smoke sometimes, very rarely. About once every 2 months as a social thing. I brush my teeth everyday, including the gum line and tongue. Sometimes I rinse with listerine, as well. I haven't gotten this bump since

Random small, clear bump on upper gums? I smoke sometimes, very rarely. About once every 2 months as a social thing. I brush my teeth everyday, including the gum line and tongue. Sometimes I rinse with listerine, as well. I haven't gotten this bump since

Thanks: Thanks for the detailed information. It appears that you make an attempt to keep your mouth healthy. There are several things that can cause a recurrent swelling but in this case the most likely reason is that the nerve in the tooth associated with the swelling has died and you are experiencing recurring infections. Once the swelling gets large enough it may open up discharging the abscess allowing it to deflate and the gum tissue to appear to heal. To resolve this problem see your dentist as soon as possible so that he can confirm this with an exam and xrays. The treatment for this problem is a root canal.

I doubt that this is an std or a cancer as you seem to be concerned about, but without an exam it is impossible to rule out these possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a small white bump on my gum where my widom tooth used to be. The gum there is also swollen and my jaw and ear hurt. What could it be?

I have a small white bump on my gum where my widom tooth used to be. The gum there is also swollen and my jaw and ear hurt. What could it be?

See oral surgeon: Could be infected area, bone fragment. Might be unrelated TMJ problem. Best advice is to see oral surgeon who did extraction for exam/treatment. ...Read more

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What causes wounds on the gums which are like blood stripes and painless small bumps filled with fluids on the inside cheeks?

What causes wounds on the gums which are like blood stripes and painless small bumps filled with fluids on the inside cheeks?

Biting/salivary duct: Repeated bitting can cause the strips on the cheeks. If it around the gums near the teeth = most likely gingivitis. Small painless fluid filled bumps in cheeks = most likely fluid filled salivary glands just underneath the tissue. For gums just work on brushing techniques and the bumps = no worries and normal.

Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. Http://htap. Us/28qexs ...Read more

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I am getting small painful bumps in my mouth: on my gums and on the base and roof of my mouth. What could it be?

I am getting small painful bumps in my mouth: on my gums and on the base and roof of my mouth. What could it be?

Need Consultation: It could be tooth or gum infection, or could be a sexually transmitted disease. Either way, get your dentist and/or physicial to look at it. ...Read more

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I am 28 years old and have a small, hard bump on the inside of my gums below where my wisdom tooth used to be. It almost feels like a bone and is pai?

I am 28 years old and have a small, hard bump on the inside of my gums below where my wisdom tooth used to be. It almost feels like a bone and is pai?

Torus?: You need to have a dentist examine you to determine if what your feel is just an irregularity in the bone that you always had or feels exaggerated due to loss of the tooth and adjacent bone; a torus which is a normal irregularity; or something else. ...Read more

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I have two small white bumps on my gums below my front bottom teeth and it doesn't hurt at all. No other symptoms. Good dental hygiene. What is it?

I have two small white bumps on my gums below my front bottom teeth and it doesn't hurt at all. No other symptoms. Good dental hygiene. What is it?

White bumps: How long? Size? Exact location? Hard or soft? Compressible? Moveable? Symmetrical? Any redness around the white areas? The rule of thumb is that all white areas in/on what is normally pink tissue should be examined. Wouldn't it be great to have your Dentist say, "That's normal." ...Read more

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I have a bump about the size of a small pea on the inside of my mouth. It's located on the inside of my gums about 1" below my teeth. Thank you!

I have a bump about the size of a small pea on the inside of my mouth. It's located on the inside of my gums about 1" below my teeth. Thank you!

Bump on gums: This may be due to an infected tooth. The only way to know for sure is to see a dentist for x-rays and a clinical exam.
Make an appointment to see a dentist. ...Read more

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I have a small bump in the side of my mouth located near my back molars and it is not on my cheek & gums so not a tooth, located below the cheek?

I have a small bump in the side of my mouth located near my back molars and it is not on my cheek & gums so not a tooth, located below the cheek?

See a dentist first: Some conditions like small bumps may require further assessment; tests and your dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your dentist first for evaluation. ...Read more