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Dr. David Satloff
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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?

Dr. David Satloff
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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?

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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Keith Hollander
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Keith Hollander
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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?

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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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.

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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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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I have a white bump on my gums should I be worried it doesn't hurt at all?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
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4 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Tarek Hamid
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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?

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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Dr. Paul Grin
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31 years in practice
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Hi. I am a bit worried. My upper gums are a bit swollen and red and on my upper gum on the left side is a very tiny tiny white bump. is this bad?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Hi. I am a bit worried. My upper gums are a bit swollen and red and on my upper gum on the left side is a very tiny tiny white bump. is this bad?

Gingivitis?: If you noticed a swelling, infected gums or frequent bleeding gums, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be diagnosed professionally by a dentist. Do not delay, call a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Sterling
Board Certified, Prosthodontics
32 years in practice
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My mother had a white bump on her gums that poped and was full of blood what was it?

Dr. Louis Sterling
Board Certified, Prosthodontics
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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Do canker sores have to hurt? I have a painless white bump at bottom of my lower jaw gums. It doesn't hurt? Serious or minor? Very worried

Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Do canker sores have to hurt? I have a painless white bump at bottom of my lower jaw gums. It doesn't hurt? Serious or minor? Very worried

No canker sore: Canker sores are shallow ulcers, not bumps. If worried, see an oral surgeon ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Trager
Board Certified, Dentistry
50 years in practice
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Do your gums feel sore and with a white bump when wisdom teeth?Are ?Growing?

Dr. Robert Trager
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
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