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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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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 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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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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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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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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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?

Healing wisdom area: How long ago was the tooth removed? It could be an infection, an exposed piece of bone, a bone fragment working its way to the surface, a small piece of tooth or something else. See you dentist for a personal clinical exam and evaluation. If the tooth was removed recently, this is part of normal aftercare and the responsibility of the surgeon, although it's your responsibility to call and ask. ...Read more

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